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Moab, Utah: Cliff Where Thelma and Louise Exited

The actual cliff where the heroines of Ridley Scott's film "Thelma and Louise" (1991) drove off in their mad yet satisfying dash from the law and into legend. Not an easy place to get to.

Address:
Potash Rd, Moab, UT
Directions:
Do not attempt in wet weather. High-clearance vehicle with all-terrain tires strongly recommended. Make sure you have a full tank of gas, and bring water. From Moab drive north four miles on US-191. Turn left (no stoplight or street sign) onto Potash Rd/UT-279. Drive 15 miles. When you pass the potash plant on the right, the road turns to gravel, then to dirt. Keep driving another 10 miles to Thelma and Louise Point, on the left.
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Thelma and Louise Point

The road to this attraction is a long drive either from the potash facility (Please obey the signs; much of the area is private property), or from Canyonlands National Park, where you can head down Shaffer Canyon Rd and take BLM 142/Potash Rd to reach the point. There is no signage. I strongly suggest high-clearance vehicles with proper all-terrain tires to avoid damage and getting stranded. ("Street" tires do not have sufficient sidewalls; it is easy to gash open a tire on a protruding rock.) There are great views of the Colorado River gooseneck along the route as well. If you come from the potash facility, keep driving!

[Rudy R., 09/15/2023]
Thelma and Louise Point

All descriptions you have listed for access to Thelma and Louise Point are, ironically, dead wrong. Thelma and Louise Point is not accessed in nor via any state park. There is no fee to get there. You may *see* the Point from the State Park, but you will be roughly 1,300ft (396m) above it, and about 1.22mi (1.96km) north of the Point.

[Ernie S, 03/12/2023]

Thanks for orienting us correctly to this remote location. If we'd been in charge of Thelma and Louise's maps, we probably would've driven off of the wrong cliff.

Cliff Where Thelma and Louise Exited

We headed out to find this spot and discovered that the fee to get into the park is $20 per car. You must decide if it's worth $20! We decided against it.

[Julie, 07/25/2021]

Thelma and Louise cliff.

Cliff Where Thelma and Louise Exited

This canyon is called the "Grand Canyon stunt double," since they cannot film at the actual Grand Canyon. The Moab/Monument Valley Museum in Moab has all the behind-the-scenes photos of this area. Many films were filmed here and in the surrounding areas.

[Lisa Tasse, 06/11/2021]
Cliff Where Thelma and Louise Exited

I was there jeeping with a friend of mine apparently when the movie was being filmed. We drove our jeep up to the area and found a ramp in place that would have been used in the film. We didn't know what it was for until a year later when the movie came out.

[Mike Frouth, 05/03/2017]

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