BOBBY MAGILL

Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

Potash Road: Easy Access to Extraordinary

Chances are, if you've ever been to Moab, Utah, you've encountered Potash Road, Utah Highway 279. It's an extraordinary highway running long the Colorado River west of Moab, a ribbon of redrock-flanked chipseal popular with climbers who scale the sheer cliffs above the road. The road ends at a potash mine below Canyonlands National Park.

I spent a couple hours last Sunday morning killing time before meeting friends in Grand Junction before heading home. It's easy to kill time here.