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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  • We were unaware of this place, but saw a brochure in the cottage where we were staying, so went to visit. Miles of pink sand dunes with excellent informational signs. Beautiful.  more »
  • This beautiful state park is more than a little ways off the main road (US 89) but the dunes are lovely and the place was pretty empty when we visited (i.e., it was far more peaceful than the other pa...  more »
  • What a cool place! And quite a workout too. It's not far distance wise doing a circle through the dunes, but the deep sand is definitely a workout. Check it out if you're in the area.  more »
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  • We went on a 2 hour guided ATV tour through the sand dunes and it was so much fun! The park itself is so beautiful and the color of the sand is a bright coral color. I really enjoyed climbing to the top of the largest sand dune there. You could see so far! Also if you are into birding this was a great place to go for that!
  • This out of the way state park is well worth the drive down a few long country roads (well maintained, but you feel like you're driving to nowhere). The sunset on the dunes is spectacular.
  • We only stayed here 1 night with our motorhome but really loved the remote nature of it and easy access to the dunes. Easy check in with the host. Cheap price. Quiet even though it was Thanksgiving weekend. Spacious sites. Nice walk over to the dunes to hike among them. We don't have ATVs but it wasn't too obnoxious with them or the noise anyway. Everywhere is dog-friendly. No phone or internet reception so come here to get off the grid.
  • Enjoyed this campground. It's on the smaller side. It has bathrooms and showers. The scenery is beautiful. There is a photo op set up to catch incredible pictures the sun setting on the dunes. The park is atv friendly.
  • This was one of the most fun places we visited while out UT/AZ. Beautiful dunes of all elevations. Interesting things to do and look at, and plenty of perfect sand to photograph. There are ATV rentals about a mile or two from the main park entrance if you'd rather explore via 4x4 and have some fun. We explored barefoot and it loved it.

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