Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

With all of these eroding sandstone cliffs and formations, the particles can’t all go down the streams and rivers, although about every stream or river we have seen is muddy with all the silt in the water.  Some of the particles fly through the air and sooner or later they get trapped along some wall of sandstone and voila – sand dunes.  In this case the color is coral pink.  Our camera couldn’t seem to do justice to the color, but trust us, that is not just brown sand.


100_5861We now have seen the white sands of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.




100_6133And the brown sand dunes of the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.




100_9034So it was a clear shot when we saw there is a Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park here in southern Utah that we would have to take them in.  There is only a small area of the dunes that seems to be protected in the State Park.  The rest is apparently on private lands and there were a lot of four wheelers of various kinds plying these dunes.  In fact, everywhere we have gone in southern Utah, there are four wheelers at every stop out enjoying these rugged lands.


  1. we missd these sand dunes but we're headed to White Sands NM next week.

  2. It's amazing how large the dunes can get, The Great Sand Sand Dunes were easily visible from 30 miles away during our recent drive up that valley.