Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Kanab

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, located between Mount Carmel Junction and Kanab, south and west of U.S. Highway 89 in southwestern Utah. The park features coral-hued sand dunes located beside red sandstone cliffs.The Dunes are formed from the erosion of pink-colored Navajo Sandstone surrounding the park. High winds passing through the notch between the Moquith and Moccasin Mountains pick up loose sand particles and then drop them onto the dunes because of the Venturi effect. The dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old.The park allows camping, hiking, off-road vehicle driving, and photography. There is a conservation area of 265acre, and the total grounds include 3370acre. It was established as a Utah state park in 1963.The Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle (Cicindela albissima) is an insect species that is endemic to the dunes, being found nowhere else in the world.This state park contains most of the remaining individuals of a rare plant, Welsh's milkweed (Asclepias welshii), a federally listed threatened species.
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  • Great place to roam through the dunes and explore. Camping separate areas for ATV's so something for everyone. Lots of wildlife when we were there. Hawks Eagles and 50 plus dear just on the way in.  more »
  • Our search dog team trains here a few times a month. ATV's and jeeps seem to love this area too. Deep sand, quiet atmosphere, and miles of trails lend itself to great dog walking opportunities.  more »
  • On the way from Mt. Carmel Junction to Kanab may man a little detour to the coral make pink Sanddunes. that your name really deserve. There are to visit a larger landscape of dunes, wind can be seen beautiful dune hike other offers are rare, only at the RV camp, there's a Coke machine. The entrance fee with $8 per vehicle is somewhat excessive.
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  • Amazing place! Good to just go walk around at or to just sit. The wind is relaxing and the sand is warm and feels good. Was good for offroading as well! Too bad they are building another camp ground though, it would bring too many people to this gem.
  • It's a absolutely beautiful drive out to the sand dunes and when got there it was breath taking, well worth the $8.00 to enter state park. Miles of pink Coral sands to look at and mank walking trails though the dunes the weather was perfect and my wife and I spent many hours taking in the views and we will be returning in 2018 I recommend anybody driving through Utah make a small side trip to the dunes
  • Had loads of fun running around and taking pictures. The coral pink sand against the blue sky with white clouds is very scenic. Loved this place!
  • Allow a whole day of hiking and exploring! There are so many fun photo opportunities. We were on foot and hiked out from the lookout structure. It was so fun to watch the OHV go crazy. Our dog loved it, too. We want to come back with our travel trailer bc the campsites were so nice!!!
  • Little but beautiful. Bring water to drink. Again. Bring a bottle with you for each person. Avoid hot hours. Best around dusk or dawn. Take your time. Climbing in the sand is hard but well worth.
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