The rough Potash Road in Utah
I can’t say I travel to get to the dirt roads. But when that’s all that is between me and a lovely I hike I want to take, let’s just say I’m very willing to tackle the road. Some are short – an access road to a trailhead – while others stretch on for mile after mile of bone-jarring, jolting potholes and washboard. My waterloo? 4×4 roads. The van has non-slip (which has gotten us out of more than one scrape, in the desert and on snow), but it balks at sand, mud, and drops that were never intended for a 2×4 vehicle. Anyway, I thought I’d put together a list of some of the sights I think are worth seeing but that are quite a ways down a dirt road…more than 10 miles, in fact!
One of the nicer sections of the River Road in Big Bend National Park
Some of these 10-miles-down-a-dirt-road are little worse than a poor blacktop road, but others you might want to think twice about if you value …Read More