Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Kanab

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, located between Mount Carmel Junction and Kanab, south and west of U.S. Highway 89 in southwestern Utah. The park features coral-hued sand dunes located beside red sandstone cliffs.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. The dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old.The park allows camping, hiking, off-road vehicle driving, and photography. There is a conservation area of 265acre, and the total grounds include 3370acre. It was established as a Utah state park in 1963.The Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle (Cicindela albissima) is an insect species that is endemic to the dunes, being found nowhere else in the world.This state park contains most of the remaining individuals of a rare plant, Welsh's milkweed (Asclepias welshii), a federally listed threatened species.
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  • We were here with our kids of 9 and 8 years. Beautiful nature! Sandboard rented ($25) to sledge off the dunes. Kids really liked it! It is exhausting because you have to climb up the dune again, with the board. The info centum worked very nice people! All in all recommended to visit this Sand Dunes!
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