Climb The Coral Pink Sand Dunes Near Kanab, Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a little slice of sandy paradise not too far from Kanab, Utah.  It’s the perfect stop if you’re passing through Kanab on your way to or from Zion National Park.  You can either climb the dunes or, if you’re an off-road enthusiast, you can drive your off-highway vehicle there!

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We didn’t spend too long here, maybe a couple hours, but we were able to climb some of the big dunes before wandering around, looking at rocks, and laying in the sand.  It was kind of a gloomy day when we went, so it wasn’t great for pictures.  If it was, we might have spent a little more time there.  It’s also just really hard to walk in sand and climb these things!  This definitely wasn’t as difficult as the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

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It was a fun little stop.  I’ve wanted to go for a few years, so I’m glad I finally made it.  It’s definitely one of the better state parks in Utah.  I haven’t been impressed by too many of theirs yet.  Snow Canyon and Goblin Valley are both amazing though, if you were wondering.  While I’m not in a huge rush to go back, I’d recommend a visit if you’re in the area and have some extra time.  A couple hours is plenty.  If you’re just going to stop and look at them, it’s not really worth it, but if you’re going to hike and climb them a bit, it is.

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Tips for visiting Coral pink Sand Dunes:

  • The park entrance fee is $8.  That’s why I say only go if you’re hiking.
  • The sand is a good temperature to not wear shoes in the winter, but I can imagine in the summer it gets pretty hot.
  • Wear sunglasses or something to help keep blowing sand out of your eyes.
  • Not a tip, but the dunes can move up to 50 feet a year!
  • The park is about 30 minutes from Kanab and 1 hour and 30 minutes from St. George.
  • The park does have a campground available.
  • If you go in the summer and are just hiking, watch out for the OHV’s (off -highway vehicles.)

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Have you been to this park?  What is your favorite state park in Utah?  What are your favorite sand dunes in the US?  The world?

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10 thoughts on “Climb The Coral Pink Sand Dunes Near Kanab, Utah

  1. I have lived in Utah for more than half of my life and I have never heard of these sand dunes. They look awesome! 🙂 Will definitely have to check them out.

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