Mountains of pinion and ponderosa pine along the skyline and the wildflowers along the road provided a scenic drive as we followed the signs off US 89 on our way to the state park. In fact we were so taken with the landscape that we did not notice the dunes until they “appeared” before us.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State park is 3,730 acres of huge sand dunes. It is located in Kane County near Kanab Utah. The name comes from the coral - colored sand that has eroded from the exposed Navajo sandstone. The contrast of the pink sand, the red cliffs and the blue sky is breathtaking. A Hollywood film company thought the Coral Pink Dunes resembled Egypt and so they chose the State Park to film “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.