Last Updated on September 18, 2022

One of the most spectacular sandboarding destination in the US is the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in southern Utah, near the city of Kanab. This is a unique site where you can slide down incredibly scenic pink-colored dunes, which were formed from the erosion of Navajo Sandstone.

Both sandboarding (standing up) and sand sledding (laying down) can be practiced at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and rental options are available directly on site.

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Sandboarding at Coral Pink Sand Dunes near Zion National Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Elin Beckmann.

Sandboarding at Coral Pink Dunes

The Coral Pink Dunes are located near the city of Kanab. As their name suggests, they are pinkish in color and a must-see at times of dawn and dusk, when the softer lights accentuate the color of the sand.

The area spans for 3,730 acres but only the southern portion of around 2000 acres known as the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is open all year round and accessible for both sandboarding and sand duning with off-road vehicles.

What makes these dunes especially attractive to sandboarders is the incredibly fine grains of sand which makes sliding smooth as ever. The tallest dune is around 100 ft tall.

Unlike other hot deserts, you don’t need to wear closed-toe shoes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes because the sand never gets hot, you can just walk on it barefoot if you wish.

Getting there

The Coral Pink Dunes State Park is located near the town of Kanab, approximately 310 miles south of Salt Lake City. From US Hwy 89 north of Kanab, follow the signs west to the State Park.

Price and Sandboard rental

Entrance fee to the park is 8$, which gives you access to the visitor center and nature trail.

You can rent a sand board or sand sled directly on site the visitor centre, the price of 25$ per day, with sandboard wax included.

If you don’t want to rent a board, you can also bring your own or join a guided tour which includes sandboarding.

Camel walking on pink surface in sunny day
Camel walking on pink sand. Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels.com

Sandboards for Sale

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Coral Pink Off-road Quad biking
Quad Riding at Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Ludovic Bertron.

Other activities

  • Sand duning with ATVs and other off-highway vehicles
  • Camping
  • Hiking and desert trekking
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
  • Photography

There’s plenty of things to do at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. The best way to fully immerse yourself in this stunning pink-colored desert is to simply walk around.

There are a variety of animals and deserts plants that you can spot and take pictures of if you wish. If you you prefer to drive through the dunes, you can bring your own vehicle or rent an ATV from the park.

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