Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a 3,370 acre state park in southwestern Utah, near Kanab and Colorado City. On my journey back to Colorado from picking up my new Pro R, I had the opportunity to stop in and do a day ride and took advantage of the beautiful scenery and epic terrain! The dunes are estimated at 10,000 to 15,000 years old, coming from the Navajo sandstone the iron oxides gives the dunes their beautiful coloring. Nature is pretty neat.
Now to the riding....absolutely epic, tree lined, driver engaging sand trails ripping through the forests, brush, and dunes. DO NOT COME TO DUNE. You will be unfairly disappointed. Although there are a few fairly decent flowy bowl lines you can rip, there are better destinations nearby. I am and forever will be a duner...BUT, this style of trail riding is my absolute favorite. Sight lines, trail width, and traffic were as good as anyone could ask for. Even midday on a Saturday with plenty of other cars riding, it felt safe being in the trails. Unfortunately my time riding was cut short due to blown shocks, but I cannot wait to go explore the BLM land neighboring Coral Pink to the south. I will be back to update this when I do!
Camping at Coral Pink Sand Dunes appears to be a clean, quiet, family friendly campground and they pride themselves on this atmosphere. Within 10 minutes I made friends with one of the park rangers who helped show me around the place and he shared some of his early memories being a sand rat. Both on site campgrounds have clean showers, restrooms, and shade. Head for the north campground to fill your fresh and to the south when the weekends over to the onsite dump station. Dumpsters are also onsite to help keep the place clean! RV and tent friendly sites at both campgrounds.
If you're planning an offroad weekend trip to southern Utah, Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a great option; but don't plan a week vacation. I will be going back to explore more of Coral Pink...but for now, we're goin' other places.