Just a stone’s throw from the Arizona border, the eponymous main draw at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is the result of rose-hued Navajo sandstone eroding over time. Like any dunes, the ones here constantly shift under the wind’s influence, but when the breeze isn’t blowing, they offer a fascinating landscape to explore. Divided up into motorized and nonmotorized areas, the park is a favorite of ATV riders, especially because, when the wind picks up, all the tracks are erased, leaving a clean slate for new adventurers. Visitors can additionally hike, ride horses, watch wildlife, and—of course—capture breathtaking photos.
Located in Kanab, Utah and one of many parks in the Grand Escalante region, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a hidden gem. While other parks might get more notoriety, this park will quietly bedazzle you at sunrise and sunset. Perfect for the family as kids love to play on the dunes which you have complete access to and a great spot for hikes along the cliffs. The park is set-up for the golden hours - there are football stadium like benches not too far from the road to watch the sun rise up from or fall into the coral sands.