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Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Brochure of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (SP) in Utah. Published by Utah State Parks.
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Utah State Parks Utah State Parks Address inquiries to: Cor al Pink Sand Dunes State Park Photo Credits: Jerry Sintz Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc. P.O Box 95 Kanab, UT 84741-0095 Printed on recycled paper. (435) 648-2800 (800) 322-3770 Camping reservations 7/10 20M Utah State Parks and Recreation 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507-0001. 1594 West North Temple, Ste. 116 5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, PO Box 146001 Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114- Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural (801) 538-7220 information or complaints regarding discrimination, (877) UT-PARKS (toll free) race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For (801) 538-7458 (TTY) federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of www.stateparks.utah.gov The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives serving the public. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at in Utah through parks, programs and employees time of printing. Trails, facilities, hours and regulations, Provide opportunities to improve the quality of life etc. change as mandated. For updated information, Utah State Parks mission . . . please contact the park. please contact the park. Utah State Parks mission . . . etc. change as mandated. For updated information, Provide opportunities to improve the quality of life time of printing. Trails, facilities, hours and regulations, in Utah through parks, programs and employees Information contained in this brochure was accurate at serving the public. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives www.stateparks.utah.gov federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of (801) 538-7458 (TTY) race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For (877) UT-PARKS (toll free) information or complaints regarding discrimination, (801) 538-7220 contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114- PO Box 146001 5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1594 West North Temple, Ste. 116 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507-0001. Utah State Parks and Recreation 7/10 20M (800) 322-3770 Camping reservations (435) 648-2800 Printed on recycled paper. Cor al Pink Sand Dunes State Park Kanab, UT 84741-0095 P.O Box 95 Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Photo Credits: Jerry Sintz Address inquiries to: Utah State Parks Utah State Parks OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES GUIDELINES Coral Pink Sand Dunes offers 1,200 acres of open riding Please observe these regulations to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit: area for OHV enthusiasts. OHVs must be currently registered and have an orange whiptail flag. Roads – Speed limits are 1) 45 mph on county roads, All operators must have a valid driver’s license or 2) 15 mph on park roads and 3) 5 mph in the campground. state-recognized certification, and riders 17 and under The campground loop is a one-way road to the right. must wear a properly sized and fastened helmet at all Vehicles must remain on pavement while in developed times. Utah State Park Rangers strongly encourage all areas of the park. riders to wear helmets. OHV riders should contact park personnel for additional OHV laws and rules before Camping – Camp only in designated campsites. Each permit venturing onto the dunes. covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. There is an extra fee for additional vehicles or camping Adjacent to the park, riders will find hundreds of equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in a campsite. miles of trails on lands managed by the USDI Bureau of Land Management. Plants and animals – All plants, animals, minerals, and other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, destroy or molest them. Vandalism – It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural feature or structure. Please help keep your park beautiful. Littering – Please use refuse containers provided. Reservations Advance reservations are available for group-use and Fireworks – Explosives, fireworks or firecrackers are prohib- individual campsites and are always recommended. Indi- ited unless authorized by the park manager. vidual campsite reservations may be made a minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and up to 16 weeks in advance of park checkout date. Group reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. To make a reservation, please call 322-3770 within Salt Lake City or toll-free (800) 322-3770. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first served basis. User Fees Day-use and camping fees are charged, and additional fees are charged for reservations. Fires – Campfires may be built in specified areas. Most developed campsites provide fire pits or grill facilities. Collecting and gathering firewood within the park is prohibited. Firewood is available for purchase. Pets – Pets are allowed in most Utah state parks, but must be kept on a maximum six-foot leash. Service animals are the only animals admitted in park buildings. For safety and courtesy, please keep your pets under control. Firearms – Possession or use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching a projectile that can immobilize, injure or kill a person or animal, or damage property is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2) being used for the legal pursuit of wildlife or 3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties. Wastewater – It is unlawful to dump or to drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground or into lakes and streams. Quiet hours – 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (MST) E xplore acres of colorful, sweeping dunes dotted with juniper and pinon pines at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Ride off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and dune buggies, or hike mountains of shifting sand. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a popular destination for OHV enthusiasts who enjoy riding 1,200 acres of dunes. Approximately 90 percent of the Coral Pink dune field is open to OHV use. The park was established in 1963 and serves as an access point to the sand dunes for a variety of recreation uses. Park rangers and staff work to protect the resource and provide for public safety. NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST CAMPING GEOLOGY Coral Pink Sand Dunes is an ideal location to set up a base camp Adjacent to the dunes, camp in a modern campground Sand dunes are created by three factors: sand, high for exploring Utah’s extraordinary scenery. Within a short drive with restrooms, hot showers, and sewage disposal winds, and a unique influence upon those high winds. are Cedar Breaks, Grand Staircase/Escalante, and Pipe Springs station. Each roomy campsite provides pull-through At Coral Pink Sand Dunes, a notch between the national monuments, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Lake Powell, parking, picnic table, and barbecue grill. Moquith and Moccasin mountains causes this unique and Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon national parks. influence. Wind is funneled through this notch, increasing wind velocity to a point where it can carry grains of sand from the eroding Navajo sandstone. Bring a picnic lunch and select a day-use site, each with a table and barbeque grill. A group day-use area adjacent to HIKING the dunes offers a fire pit ideal for Dutch oven cooking. Wander the dunes and explore this interesting and unique landThis phenomenon is known as the Venturi Effect. After the wind passes through the notch and into the open valley, wind velocity decreases, depositing the sand. scape. Discover many interesting hikes adjacent to the park, includ- Stroll along the one-half mile nature trail or the walkway, ing South Fork Indian Canyon Pictographs. These ancient Indian which extends onto the dunes and is accessible to rock paintings are located at the bottom of South Fork Indian visitors of all abilities. Canyon. The trailhead is approximately four miles northeast of the park and is accessible via foot, OHV and four-wheel drive vehicle. A visitor center offers information on the park and surrounding areas, OHV safety, and also offers an inter- CONSERVATION AREA esting display of sand specimens from around the world. A 265-acre conservation parcel serves as a resource management area for protecting the Coral Pink Tiger Beetle and its habitat. The remaining 1,200 acres of dunes are open to all types of recreational activities. Map Legend PLANTS AND ANIMALS r q Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, Coral Pink Sand Dunes receives relatively high amounts of precipita- o tion. This moisture allows for a wide variety of plants, including stands of ponderosa pine, dune grasses more than six feet tall, and beautiful wildflowers that reach c q q their peak in June. Catch a glimpse of mule deer, coyotes, kit foxes jack- s t c h CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK N q dunes support a diverse population of insects, including the Coral Pink Tiger Beetle, which is found no where Restrooms RV Dumping Showers Viewpoint Water Trail Parking s 2/3 5 o 7 6 h 4 22 h 1 Visitor Center Campground Group Site 8 21 h 17 h 9 10 erg Ex ency it h Highway 19/20 Host Site h 13 to Pa rk ing Em salamanders and toads. Picnic Area OHV Dune Access OHV Day Use else in the world. Melting snow often creates small ponds on the dunes that support amphibians such as Information oq Parking rabbits, and many small rodents within the park. The Parking CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK 11 12 14 15/16