Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park RV & Campground Guide

Utah

Three unique factors converge at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park to create a magical place that you can explore on foot or in an ATV. First, sand comes off the Navajo sandstone. Then, it is picked up by ferocious winds that funnel between the Moquith and Moccasin mountains. Once the sand is over the park, the wind loses its strength, and the sand is deposited. The process has been going on for more than 15,000 years, but the Coral Pink Sand Dunes has only been a state park since 1963. See the dunes for yourself at this park, which is located 20 miles west of Kanab, 15 miles south of Mt. Carmel Junction, and 27 miles southeast of Zion National Park. 

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Weather
Spring 32-63 F
Summer 51-85 F
Fall 41-75 F
Winter 22-47 F
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Nearby Cities
Kanab, UT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

While an RV is always a great option when visiting a state park, it is especially true in this case because of the crowds going to nearby Zion National Park and the Coral Pink Sand Dune's isolated location. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on RVshare. You'll then have the freedom to stay at a local campground rather than having to book a hotel.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

You can explore Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park easily from the campground on foot or with your ATV. You and your family will love the interpretive nature programs at this state park, where camping rates start at $25 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Modern restroom, fire rings, dump station 

Zion National Park

There are three campgrounds within Zion National Park, and they fill up very fast. Rates start at about $16 per night. If you want a little shade, consider the Lava Point Campground rather than the ones in Zion Canyon. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Close access to hiking and biking

Kanab RV Corral

At Kanab RV Corral, you can let the dog run in the off-leash park, swim in the swimming pool, and do your laundry in the laundry room. Here, rates start at $35 per night. This facility is also located near many Southern Utah adventures. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry, pool, dog park 

Crazy Horse RV Resort

Your children will love the pool and playground at Crazy Horse RV Resort. Meanwhile, you will love the game room with its pool table. Rates start at $20 per night for each spacious spot at this campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, game room, playground 

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What to Do at
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Inside Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Bring your camera to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park because you will not believe the unique colors and sand formations. If you like off-roading, you can rent an ATV or bring your own to explore miles of ever-changing sand. You can ride across about 90% of this 3,730-acre park. Stop at the visitors center to see sand collected from around the world.

Outside Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Called Utah’s adventure circle, this area contains six national monuments or parks along with many local activities to do. You can also enjoy miles of hiking and ATVing, where you may be the only person around. The great news is that regardless of why you came to the area, you can find excellent places to dine and shop.

Restaurants

Sego Restaurant

This restaurant focuses on presenting the best of American cuisine from different regions.

Type: New American

Location: 190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741

Rocking V Café

You will love the art gallery at this restaurant. However, this place is most famous for its bison rib sandwiches, steaks, and other entrees served by personable staff.

Type: Diner

Location: 97 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741

Wild Thyme Café

Get your favorite Southern comfort foods accompanied by fresh cobblers and other lovely desserts at this restaurant.

Type: Diner

Location: 198 S 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741

Vermillion 45

The Belgian-immigrant owners of this restaurant hired one of the best classically trained French chefs in the world. That means you can get slow-cooked, homestyle French, Belgian, and Italian dishes at this location.

Type: French/Italian

Location: 190 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741

Escobar's Mexican Restaurant

Get flavorful taco and burrito dinners served with fresh chips and salsa at this casual café. Here, you can get your food fast.

Type: Mexican

Location: 73 E 300 S, Kanab, UT 84741

Shopping

Gifts of the West

If you are looking for unique gifts with a Native American flare for yourself and your loved ones, then be sure to check out the selection here.

Location: 24 E Center St, Kanab, UT 84741

Denny's Wigwam

Head here for a new Southwestern-inspired outfit or fine jewelry. However, do not leave without trying the homemade fudge at this store that has been in business since 1970.

Location: 78 E Center St, Kanab, UT 84741

Nature’s Showcase

Find jewelry, bookends, home décor, and lots of unusual items made from petrified wood or gemstones collected in Southern and Northern Arizona.

Location: 288 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741

Crosby’s Home and Farm

Select toys with a Western or farming theme at this store that also sells plants, seeds, feed, and much more. While here, you can even pick up a snack for the trail.

Location: 723 U.S. 89, Kanab, UT 84741

White Mountain Trading Post

Find Utah and area attraction souvenirs as well as gas, snacks, and more at this store.

Location: 4490 S State St, Orderville, UT 84758

Sightseeing

Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area

Win the lottery to see the visually striking geologic sandstone formations in either the north or south areas of this park managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Location: 745 Highway 89, Kanab, UT 84741

Little Hollywood Movie Museum

Over 100 movies have been filmed in Kanab, Utah, and you can see many of the filming stages and props from those movies when you stop here. You can also get your picture taken in Old West costumes and shop for souvenirs.

Location: 297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741

Kanab Heritage Museum

Trace the history of Kanab from the first Native Americans to this city’s role in films with a stop at this museum.

Location: 13 N 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This unique national monument spans more than 1 million acres. It is divided into the limestone canyons called the Grand Staircase, the Escalante River Canyons, and the Kaiparowits Plateau.

Location: 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741

Moqui Cave

View over 1,000 arrowheads, centuries-old ceremony pots, many artifacts from Mexico, fluorescent rocks from around the world, and more during a tour of this unique cave.

Location: 4581 U.S. 89, Kanab, UT 84741

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How to Get to
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

If you're in Kanab, you must go north before going south to reach this park. Start by going north on U.S. 89 until you get to Hancock Road. Turn left on Hancock Road and continue in a southwesterly direction for about 9.4 miles until you reach Coral Pink Sands Dune Road. After you turn right on this road, the park will appear in about 2 miles.

Entering Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Per vehicle : $10

Over 65 : $5

Be prepared to show ID.

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