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Coral Pink Sand Dunes
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is 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.
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Pink_Sand_Dunes_State_Park Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is 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.
Utah State Parks Utah State Parks Address inquiries to: Cor al Pink Sand Dunes State Park Photo Credits: Jerry Sintz Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc. P.O Box 95 Kanab, UT 84741-0095 Printed on recycled paper. (435) 648-2800 (800) 322-3770 Camping reservations 7/10 20M Utah State Parks and Recreation 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507-0001. 1594 West North Temple, Ste. 116 5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, PO Box 146001 Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114- Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural (801) 538-7220 information or complaints regarding discrimination, (877) UT-PARKS (toll free) race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For (801) 538-7458 (TTY) federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of www.stateparks.utah.gov The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives serving the public. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at in Utah through parks, programs and employees time of printing. Trails, facilities, hours and regulations, Provide opportunities to improve the quality of life etc. change as mandated. For updated information, Utah State Parks mission . . . please contact the park. please contact the park. Utah State Parks mission . . . etc. change as mandated. For updated information, Provide opportunities to improve the quality of life time of printing. Trails, facilities, hours and regulations, in Utah through parks, programs and employees Information contained in this brochure was accurate at serving the public. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives www.stateparks.utah.gov federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of (801) 538-7458 (TTY) race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For (877) UT-PARKS (toll free) information or complaints regarding discrimination, (801) 538-7220 contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114- PO Box 146001 5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1594 West North Temple, Ste. 116 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507-0001. Utah State Parks and Recreation 7/10 20M (800) 322-3770 Camping reservations (435) 648-2800 Printed on recycled paper. Cor al Pink Sand Dunes State Park Kanab, UT 84741-0095 P.O Box 95 Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Photo Credits: Jerry Sintz Address inquiries to: Utah State Parks Utah State Parks OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES GUIDELINES Coral Pink Sand Dunes offers 1,200 acres of open riding Please observe these regulations to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit: area for OHV enthusiasts. OHVs must be currently registered and have an orange whiptail flag. Roads – Speed limits are 1) 45 mph on county roads, All operators must have a valid driver’s license or 2) 15 mph on park roads and 3) 5 mph in the campground. state-recognized certification, and riders 17 and under The campground loop is a one-way road to the right. must wear a properly sized and fastened helmet at all Vehicles must remain on pavement while in developed times. Utah State Park Rangers strongly encourage all areas of the park. riders to wear helmets. OHV riders should contact park personnel for additional OHV laws and rules before Camping – Camp only in designated campsites. Each permit venturing onto the dunes. covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. There is an extra fee for additional vehicles or camping Adjacent to the park, riders will find hundreds of equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in a campsite. miles of trails on lands managed by the USDI Bureau of Land Management. Plants and animals – All plants, animals, minerals, and other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, destroy or molest them. Vandalism – It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural feature or structure. Please help keep your park beautiful. Littering – Please use refuse containers provided. Reservations Advance reservations are available for group-use and Fireworks – Explosives, fireworks or firecrackers are prohib- individual campsites and are always recommended. Indi- ited unless authorized by the park manager. vidual campsite reservations may be made a minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and up to 16 weeks in advance of park checkout date. Group reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. To make a reservation, please call 322-3770 within Salt Lake City or toll-free (800) 322-3770. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first served basis. User Fees Day-use and camping fees are charged, and additional fees are charged for reservations. Fires – Campfires may be built in specified areas. Most developed campsites provide fire pits or grill facilities. Collecting and gathering firewood within the park is pro
Long Hike GPS Coordinates are given in WGS 84 format. Day-Use Area coordinates: N 37 02.077 W 112 43.914 Visitor Center 1562 N 37 01.317 W 112 43.775 1757 N 37 01.324 W 112 43.848 1707 N 37 01.227 W 112 43.974 1828 N 37 01.227 W 112 43.974 1728 N 37 01.269 W 112 43.886 Day-Use Area Restroom Campground 1882 1881 N 37 01.298 W 112 43.868 1978 1893 N 37 01.626 W 112 43.800 Short Hike 1978 N 37 01.640 W 112 43.801 1757 1881 1822 N 37 01.827 W 112 43.282 1893 1776 N 37 01.263 W 112 43.919 1776 1828 1707 1882 N 37 01.786 W 112 43.444 1822 1823 1562 1728 North 1823 N 37 01.806 W 112 43.194 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
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