Colorado River Ride

This beautiful ride follows the Colorado River and has only one small rise near its start at the junction of Hwy 191 and 279. Its relatively flat profile makes it a great training ride for speed work and a perfect family ride, too. Along the way you’ll pass Wall Street, a popular climbing area where you can watch climbers scaling vertical sandstone walls. Within a mile are two roadside signs pointing to some of the finest petroglyphs in the Moab area, and there are other rock art panels along the way - so keep an eye out. If this isn’t enough, there is also a roadside pullout to view dinosaur tracks, and farther downstream is the aptly named Jug Handle Arch, over 46 feet high and only 3 feet wide. The ride then passes the Moab Potash Plant, where large domed buildings house this snow-white mineral used in making fertilizer. In a little over a mile the ride and the pavement end at the Colorado River boat ramp, a nice spot to stop for a snack before you turn back and retrace your route.Description