A few hours at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
May 25th, 2020
Dog Friendly: Yes
Fee: Yes. $10.
Restrooms at trailhead: Yes
We didn’t actually hike this. I am sure you can walk the entire sand dunes, but we just stayed around the main area. We stopped here on our way home from Zion and it was too special not to share. I actually saw the sign for The Pink Coral Sand Dunes on our way to Zion. I ended up looking up what it was because I’ve never heard of it before. It looked beautiful so we stopped. We stayed here for about 45 minutes or so. Walking in sand is such a work out! We walked up to tallest dune, took some amazing pictures, and played a little in the sand. We had a blast.
The dunes are formed from the erosion of pink-colored Navajo Sandstone surrounding the park. High winds passing through the notch between the Moquith and Moccasin Mountains pick up loose sand particles and then drop them onto the dunes because of the Venturi effect. I find it so incredible. Take a look at some of the photos below. I definitely recommend stopping here if you are heading up to Zion. Or just passing through Southern Utah.