By: Dave Helgeson
Places to Ride: Coral
Pink Sand Dunes Near Kanab, Utah
If you are looking for a great place to ride
with plenty of scenery, check out Coral Pink
Sand Dunes near Kanab, Utah. Southwest Utah is
famous for it beautifully colored sandstone
formations. Well, lucky for us, when sandstone
erodes over thousands of years, it creates a
magnitude of sand. Throw in a little wind, and
you have some awesome sand dunes in one of the
most scenic areas in the country. All vehicles,
with the exception of passenger vehicles, are
welcome in the dunes. So bring your ATV, UTM, or
Jeep, but leave the Buick at home. There is
riding for everyone at Coral Pink Dunes. The
dunes just west of the park run 6070 tall and
are crescent shaped, offering some nice berms.
At the north end of the area, the sand has blown
up against the hillsides providing some nice
hill climbs. If you want easy trails through the
pines, head to the south end of the riding area.
Small rolling hills for mom and the kids are
everywhere in between. The sand is very fine, so
bring your paddle tires if you want to climb the
biggest hills. The Park encompasses 3,730 acres
with the majority available for ATV play. State
Park day use fees are currently $6.00/day which
include use of the restrooms and picnic area.
Acres of land to ride!
Even some tall dunes to climb.
There's even some forest trail riding.
Great scenery await you.
Park facilities include a 22-unit
campground, paved spaces, fire rings, picnic
tables, modern restrooms, hot showers, sewage
disposal station, and a viewing platform
overlooking the dunes. Current camping fees are
$16.00 / night.
- Stay Limit: 14 Days
- Maximum RV Length: 32 feet
- People per campsite: 8
- Quiet hours: 10:00 pm to 9:00 am
From Highway 9 and 89 in Mount Carmel
Junction travel southwest about 4 miles to Coral
Pink Sand Dunes Road. You will reach the park in
approximately 11 miles. From Highway 89 and 89A
in Kanab head north almost 7 miles to Hancock
Road. Travel west on Hancock Road for about 9
miles to Coral Pink Sand Dunes Road. Turn left
on Coral Pink Sand Dunes Road, and you will
reach the park in just over 2 miles. If you wish
to avoid park fees, there is a (non fee) public
entrance just north of the park.
The nearest full-service town is Kanab. Food,
Fuel, lodging, and groceries are available along
with ATV rentals if you didnt bring your own.
Rules and Regulations:
- Vehicles must remain on the pavement within
developed areas of the park
- Speed limit in the park is 15 mph; 5 mph in the
campground; 30 mph on country roads
- Camping is allowed only in designated campsites
is unlawful to remove, destroy, or molest all
plants, animals and minerals in the park
- Fireworks are prohibited
- Fires can be built in specified locations only
must be on a 6-foot leash
- Firearms are prohibited
- Dumping waste water is prohibited
- Dune riding time is from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00
- All vehicles on dunes are required to have a
- Stay at least 10 feet from all vegetation
- Stay at least 100 feet from pedestrians
- No vehicles are allowed in the fenced natural
areas of the dunes
- All operators and passengers under 18 must wear
For Additional Information:
Pink Sand Dunes
P.O. Box 95
Be safe, enjoy, and I hope to see you on the