Coral Pink Sand Dunes Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Coral Pink Sand Dunes Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
29 days ago

A nice place for a hike around the sanddunes. If you have some spare time, this is a good option.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect place for group photo:)

off road driving
Thursday, May 19, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Good stop between National Parks, only 22 miles west of Kanab on Sand Dunes Road, these sand dunes really "pop" in the morning or evening sun. Although 90% of the park is open to ATVs, you can always find a quiet place to bask in the pink sands. These sand dunes are created by a Venturi effect. Wind gets funneled through the notch between the Moquith and Moccasin mountains carrying eroding sandstone sand to the dunes. The park is 3730 acres off US-89, 3 miles from Mount Carmel Junction. At the main entrance is a boardwalk and trees for shade. They also offer astronomy workshops during the summer. Famous for the 1965 movie, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," the dunes were chosen because of resemblance to vast sands of Egypt. Play in the sand and enjoy the way the sun sets the dunes on fire.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

5 Stars, would go back a million times just to roll around in the sand. That being said, I wouldn't drive way out of my way to get here, but if we're in the area, we're definitely going to make a stop!

hiking
Monday, March 18, 2013

The color of the sand is quite unique (at least for a Texan).

hiking
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Great place for locals...atv perhaps a must

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2011

The coral pink dunes are a wonderful place to enjoy the sun and sand. Lots of folks come out here to ATV, but it can be equally fun to run down the dunes by foot. There's also usually quite a few animal bones in the shade of nearby trees. Have fun and explore!