Camping: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located twelve miles South of Highway 89
near Kanab. From the park campground you are only about 8 miles from the
The dunes have been carried here via wind. A notch in the mountains standing in the way of the prevailing winds accelerates the wind enough to
grab particles of sand from decaying petrified dunes and deposits them here.
Some of the dunes are merely temporary, the wind alters the landscape and
provides a never-ending change of scenery.
This area is very popular with ATV and off highway vehicles. You’ll
definitely hear the drone of engines here. The main hangout for the OHV
crowd is located just before the park entrance. A large flat area to the
left of the road can at times become a veritable city of RV’s and OHV’s.
The scenery and unique nature of the park do draw visitors of the
non-motorized variety. Children will love playing in the sand, be sure and
bring plenty of sand toys for the kids. A boardwalk provides handicap
access to a park overview as well. The visitor center is staffed by helpful
employees and fits into the environment very well.
The park campground features 22 sites and one group area. Each site has a
fire pit and picnic table. There is a dump station and dumpster on site, as
well as several water spigots. The campground is nestled in a juniper grove
and there is plenty of shade. You will find a trail leading directly from
the campground to access the dunes. Sites 5, 6, 7, 12, and 14 are the most
level in the campground. Sites 13, 14, 17 and 15/16 are the closest to the
restrooms. The campground is often full, so reservations are highly recommended.
If the park campground is full there are a few other options. The
Prospector campground is located just off Hancock Road. Hancock Road is a
road leading off to the left just before you enter the park. Travel about
two miles down Hancock Road and you’ll see the entrance to Prospector on
your left. This campsite is available on a first come-first served basis
and features seven sites.
If you don’t mind free-lancing a bit there are a few places to camp off of
Hancock Road. In particular there is a spur road to the left about a mile
up Hancock Road, there are a few very nice places to camp off of this spur
trail. Explore around the area and you’ll find other places to camp.
Be aware when you leave this park you will probably be taking part of it
with you. The sand tends to make the journey home with you; you’ll be
finding it in crevices of camping gear for quite some time.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Coral Pink Group Areas
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