Planning a Family Vacation to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park Kanah UT
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Location: Kanab, UT

Hours: Daylight hours, 365 days a year

Fee: $15 per vehicle

Website: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/

If you are planning a family vacation to southern Utah, you are probably focused on the amazing national parks in that area, but there are also state parks that are worth a visit. One is Coral Pink Sand Dunes, where you can hike, ride ATVs and play in nearly 4000 acres of sand dunes.

Weather

This is the desert so expect variable temperatures with dry air. Although Kanab receives almost 2 feet of snow a year, it rarely stays below freezing for long so it melts quickly. Summer days can get up to around 100 degrees, but nights are generally comfortable. Early spring and late fall see highs in the mid 50s and lows below freezing, generally overnight. 

Activities

Visit viewpoints: Just before the entrance there is a parking area with a short walk to view the dunes.

Take a hike: There is plenty of walking to do around the dunes, but no marked trail. Many recommend going at sunrise or sunset for the best colors.

Rent: The visitor’s center rents sand boards and sand sleds for $25 for the day. Coral Pink RV Tours offers guided ATV tours and there are other local companies where you can rent ATVs and UTVs. 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ATVs
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Tips

Check out our post on visiting Utah with kids!

Come prepared to play! Wear layers, bring plenty to drink, and wear sunscreen no matter the season.

Visit at sunrise or sunset for the best colors.

If you can’t wait to visit but want to make the most of your time, join Family RV Caravan on one of our trips to Coral Pink Sand Dunes and southern Utah. You will get to visit this vibrant part of the country without the stress of planning – we do that for you! And our guides are experts in RVing, so you will have the opportunity to get all your RV and travel questions answered, while making friends with families with similar interests. What other vacation offers all of that?

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