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Designation: Utah State Scenic Byway
Fees: No fees along byway proper
Length, One-Way: 17 Miles (28.33 Kilometers)
Time: 1 Hour

General Information

Description - The Moab area is known for its abundance of Indian rock art. This byway features several petroglyph panels with many individual carvings depicting symbolic animals, and anthropomorphs. Other ancient traces include a roadside display of dinosaur tracks and a number of delicate, naturally carved stone arches.

Attractions - The Potash Scenic Byway (U-279) is known for it's Archeology, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : From Salt Lake City:
Take Interstate 15 south toward Provo. Turn east on U.S. 6 (Price). Turn east again on I-70 at Green River. About 20 miles later, turn south on U.S. 191. Just past Arches National Park and about one mile shy of Moab is the turnoff to this scenic byway. The byway itself is one road, SR-279. It turns to gravel after 17 miles (when it reaches the Moab Salt plant.)

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Potash Scenic Byway (U-279) , , , , Phone: 435-259-1370

Additional Information:
Utah Scenic Byways - Utah's Scenic Byway Program is comprised of 27 routes that showcase Utah's splendor; from slick rock canyons and pristine deserts to majestic mountain views and high country lakes.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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