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. There you can surf on incredibly scenic pink-colored dunes formed from the erosion of Navajo Sandstone.
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 – 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. The sand does not get too hot usually which means you can walk on it barefoot.
The 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$. You can rent a sand board or sand sled directly at the site at the price of 25$ per day, with sandboard wax included.
- Sand duning with ATVs and other off-highway vehicles
- Hiking and desert trekking
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching