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Near Moab: Highway 279 along the Colorado River

This highway is the Utah Highway 279, also known as the Potash Lower Colorado Scenic Byway.

GPS Coordinates

1 -- Moab
Decimal Lat: 38.573535 / Lon: -109.551029

2 -- Dead Horse Point State Park
Decimal Lat: 38.52131 / Lon: -109.732218

3 -- Colorado River
Decimal Lat: 38.588095 / Lon: -109.591541

Drive on Main Street (in Moab) north. Shortly after leaving the city you cross a bridge over the Colorado River. Stay on the road for approx. 1.3 mi and turn then left (west) on the „279“ (you may or may not see a sign „Potash“).

After a short drive you will have high rock walls to your right hand side and that is where petroglyphs can be seen. Other parked cars will lead you to those spots. Shortly thereafter you will have the Colorado River to your left hand side. Check out parking or use the camping area to get closer.

In the area

If you are heading on Highway 279 westbound you will reach Dead Horse Point Rd (after approx. 13-15 mi on 279), which leads to Dead Horse Point State Park. That overlook high above the Colorado River is a 'must-see'!

Tip: if you love that view then consider to visit another great overlook near Page, Arizona: Horseshoe Bend.

Petroglyphs along Utah Highway 279 near Moab, Utah
Petroglyphs along Utah Highway 279 near Moab, Utah

Colorado River near Moab, Utah Highway 279
Colorado River near Moab, Utah Highway 279



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