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.