Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park encompasses 3,730 acres of southwestern Utah where a dazzling, coral-colored dunes are surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, blue skies and juniper/pinyon forests. The park was established in 1963.
At an elevation of 6,000 feet, and 12 paved miles off U.S. Highway 89 near Kanab, Utah, this park provides a fantastic setting for camping, hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, taking photographs or just playing in the sand. A 265-acre conservation area prohibits motorized vehicles in order to protect the Coral Pink Beetle (found nowhere else in the world) and its habitat.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Image Gallery
The park’s sand dunes are created because a notch between the Moquith and Moccasin mountains funnels the prevailing winds, increasing their velocity to a point where they can carry sand grains. Eroding Navajo Sandstone formations surrounding the park account for the unique color of these dunes.
Traveling from Jacob Lake Inn to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Park facilities include a 22-unit campground, modern restrooms, hot showers, sewage disposal station, a boardwalk, overlook trails, and a nature trail. It is approximately 56 miles from Jacob Lake and will take roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive depending on the weather conditions.