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Coral Pink Sand Dunes – Utah
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Overview
Location

Kanab, Utah

Sights

Sand Dunes

Time Required

As long as you want to stay

Pets

Yes

Fees

State Park entrance fee

Water Info

Bring all you will need. More available at the Visitor Center

Best Season

Any

Sun Exposure

No shade

Trail Condition

Open Dunes

Restrooms

Yes

Visitor Center

Yes

Camping

Yes

Food

No

Family Friendly?

Yes

GPS Coordinates:

Visitor Center:37.03788 N, 112.73053 W

Driving Directions


The Trail:

Coral Pink is a nice State Park in far southern Utah close to the Arizona border. There is camping available at or around the dunes or hotels located in Kanab. These dunes are open to OHV vehicles and hiking. There are sections of the dunes closed to vehicles so please obey these laws as it is part of a wilderness study area and they would love nothing more than excuses to close to all vehicles. Please respect any hikers you encounter or the other way around for the hikers so we can all continue to enjoy this beautiful place. These dunes are fairly small in height and about medium size in area. There is enough area for 1-2 days of riding. The tallest dune we rode was probably about 75 feet tall and they can be very steep. These dunes are fun to ride but are probably more for beginners to intermediate riders on stock or slightly modified machines. The expert riders that like the huge dunes will probably leave disappointed. However if you don’t expect giant dunes these are very fun to ride and offer some of the most scenic dunes found anywhere. This would really be a great place to teach people how to ride on sand. Another note is that at first glance the size wouldn’t warrant sand tires but the sand here is more dense than any I have ridden in the past meaning that lower powered machines would definitely benefit from sand tires. I was still able to climb everything without but really had to work for it. This area is probably better visited in Spring or Fall since it gets extremely hot in summer. There is a large open parking area big enough for lots of trailers.

Here are some pictures of some of the scenery of the area. Some areas the large pines come right into the dunes!

Here is a picture of the biggest hill we found that you can climb.

The riding here was a lot of fun!

Here is a short video of the some of the things you can expect while riding here:

Personal Thoughts:

This is a nice place to visit. I don’t think I would plan an ATV trip exclusively to ride these dunes but they would make a great day on a trip of several rides in the area. As far as hiking goes I don’t think I would personally enjoy walking around any dunes regardless of the views but there were many people who seemed to really be enjoying themselves.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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