Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Introduction:

Where? : Not far from Kanab UT, the park main entrance (fee) and campground is located on a hwy 43.

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What? : Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park has beautiful pink/red sand dunes, ATV trails and riding areas, very nice campground.




 

When? : Year round visit.

 

Due note 1: This park sand dunes is shared by OHV and other off-road 4-wheelers so it can be less friendly for hikers. I visited it in sunrise of a very cold day so no ATV but I’m sure during the day they are driving all over.

 

Due note 2: Very good and well-maintained campground (including hot showers, that I did not used 😊). Good option to spend the night before/after visiting Zion NP or Kanab UT.

 

My thoughts: This is a nice but not mandatory park to visit. If you are looking for official campground near Kanab UT, this can be excellent option. Do expect 4-wheelers cars going around so it less friendly for hikers.



The visit:

The sand dune is created by pink-colored Navajo Sandstone erosion accumulated in a valley between the Moquith Mountains to the east and the Moccasin Mountains to the north.

There is nice campground near the visitor center.

 

From the main park entrance go east to the viewpoint, keep going east into the dunes and explore the area. The largest sand dune is on this park section not so far into the dunes and you can climb it all the way to the top.

 

There is another small, no need to pay fee, parking lot 1 mile north of the main park entrance on hwy 43, you can go and explore the dunes from there.

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