Sand Boarding at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

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Seeing sand dunes was definitely not something on our radar while in southern Utah, but at the recommendation of our Airbnb host we headed out to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park lies 30 minutes outside Kanab, UT. The drive to get there is nearly as pretty as the park itself. You’ll drive about seven and a half miles north on highway 89, then turn left onto Hancock Road, which you’ll continue on for nine and a half miles until you get to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes road at the entrance of the park. From there you’ll have access to 3,730 acres of rolling sand dunes.

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Once here you’ll immediately feel the heat baking off of the sand so we didn’t do a lot of hiking or anything that would take a lot of physical exertion.

There are local ATV trips you can book however we opted to rent a sled. For $20 you can rent either a sled or a snowboard from the state park welcome center. They will even give you some board wax to speed things up on the “slopes.”

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We didn’t spend a ton of time here because we happened to go at the hottest part of the day, however we spent a good hour and a half wandering the dunes and sledding. There also weren’t many people around so it was very quiet and laid back. This is a great afternoon option after hiking the slot canyons in East Zion or if you only have a small amount of time for an activity.