Moab Utah to Potash Dock, Colorado River Trip

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Moab to Potash Dock

The Moab to Potash Dock section of the Colorado River provides a relaxing 15 mile float, and is accessible to people of all ages and ability levels. Read More

  • 15 miles (typically 1-2 days)
  • Easy flat water float
  • Put-In: Moab boat ramp


This short stretch of flatwater provides a relaxing introduction to the Colorado River. For thrill seekers, this is great warm up to Cataract Canyon, one of the most challenging stretches of white water in the United States.

The time of your trip will vary depending on your craft. Assume 20 miles per day in a canoe or 15 miles per day in a raft.


The put-in for this trip is at the Moab boat ramp.


  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Average Time of Trip: 1 – 2 days
  • Difficulty: Easy flat-water float
  • Put In: Moab boat ramp
  • Take Out: Potash Dock

Plan & Prepare

  • River running season in Utah coincides with the hottest part of the year. Remember to pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Additional protection from the sun, including hats and light long sleeve shirts are advised.
  • Remember to always wear a life jacket.
  • Make sure to arrange a shuttle vehicle in advance.  If need be, many local companies will shuttle you back to Moab for a fee.
  • There are no toilet facilities located on this section of the river. All solid human waste must be carried out. Commercial porta-potty toilet systems are allowed.
  • There are no designated campsites on this section of the river.  The Bureau of Land Management strongly adivses you camp on the sand bars to minimize environmental impact.
  • You will need a permit to run this section of the river. Call (435) 259-4351 for details.