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Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Another dog friendly must do while in Kanab… The Coral Pink Sand Dunes! This state park is the only major sand dune field on the Colorado Plateau, is 3,730 acres big, and more than 2,000 acres of sand bliss.

While the dunes are estimated to be 10,000 to 15,000 years old, this state park was first opened to the public in 1963. A phenomenon known as the Venturi Effect created the dunes, which is when wind passes through a notch between the Moquith and Moccasin Mountains. It increases velocity through the notch, which erodes the sandstone and carries the grains to the dunes.

Another unique aspect of the park: This is the only place in the world where you can find the Coral Pink tiger beetle.

(*photo by Ted C. MacRae )

📍The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, UT


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