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Walking in Coral Pink Sand


Walking in Coral Pink Sand

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Walking in Coral Pink Sand 

On the way from  Zion Canyon to Bryce Canyon, I took a junction to spend a few hours in “Coral Pink Sand“. Coral Pink Sand is southeast of Zion National Park and twelve miles from Mount Carmel Junction. The sand is very fine and a particular orange color. Its resemblance to Egypt has allowed to turn the film The Greatest Story Ever Told  (1965)  Ed Wynn.


Coral Pink Sand

This place is beautiful. I spent half the day hiking the dunes and take pictures and videos. It was off-season, so there was not too crowded. The sand is really pink and the views are magnificent.


Coral Pink Sand

Coral Pink Sand 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 in what is called the Venturi Effect. Eroding Navajo Sandstone formations surrounding the park account for the unique color of these dunes.


Coral Pink Sand

At an elevation of 6,000 feet, Coral Pink Sand provides a fantastic setting for camping, hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, taking photographs.

A 265-acre conservation area prohibits motorized vehicles in order to protect the Coral Pink Beetle ( Cicindela limbata albissima ), and Its habitat.


Coral Pink Sand

Rates and Fees

Entrance: $6.00 per day, per vehicle.
Camping: $15 per night per site.
Annual Pass: $70 allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks.


Coral Pink Sand


Near the town of Kanab, approximately 310 miles south of Salt Lake City.

From US Hwy 89 north of Kanab, follow the signs west to the State Park.


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