Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
40 minutes away
The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is so named for the soft red hues of the sand in this region. Over thousands of years the sand has been collecting as the wind gradually forces the grains from the surrounding red sandstone formations.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is 3,730 acres of uninterrupted salmon pink dunes. It is a secluded playground for hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, or simply recreating in the sand. Hikers not only have the option of exploring the boardwalk, overlook trails, and nature trail within the park, but they also have the opportunity of exploring the wide variety of hikes and ATV trails located just minutes from the park.
The park includes a 22-unit campground, hot showers, modern restrooms, and a sewage disposal system and is open year round. Coral Pink Sand Dunes is located between Mt. Carmel Junction and Kanab on US-Highway 89.
Call Utah Off-Road Outfitters if you'd like to book a guided ATV Tour or rent some sandboards to experience the dunes. They are located at the park from spring to fall, otherwise you can call them to schedule to meet them there. Call, (435) 627-0868 or go to www.utahatvtour.com During winter months, you may rent a sandboard directly from the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park office.
On the way to or from the sand dunes from Kanab, you may want to stop and visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for a tour, to hike, shop, dine, learn, volunteer or adopt a new best friend. To learn more click here.
Information with permission and courtesy of VisitSouthernUtah.com