The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park offers a Junior Ranger program much like
those at the national parks of the area. Inquire at the entrance gate when entering
the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. The program is for kids ages 6 -12, but
there are alternate worksheets for younger kids.
Playing at the Sand Dunes - Some people go to movies, some people go hunting, some people play tennis,
but others just like to play in the sand. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes is one place
where a list of activities does not need to be made for children. The entire
Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a huge sand box ready for play. Bring shovels, buckets,
forms and create to your hearts content. Build sand castles, roll down the hills
or take the nature hike.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes at Night - Starry nights are incredible at the sand dunes. There are no city lights out
on the sands to detract from the shimmering stars above. Several times a year
there is a telescope set up and someone there to describe the stars above.
Family Fun - A family can have a lot of fun playing on the rolling dunes at the Coral
Pink Sand Dunes. Stay in the campgrounds where there are nice showers to spry
off the sand or head to Mount Carmel Junction, 11 miles away and stay in the
East Zion Riverside RV Park. Spend the day in the sands and relax by the pool
at the Thunderbird while kids swim in the pool. This is an economical family
trip either way.
Playing with little kids in the Sand - Let your kids take off their shoes and wiggle their toes in the sand, then
their fingers. Ask them how their fingers feel as they glide down to the cool layer
of sand. How does the sand feel when damp and dry? Is it gritty, grainy, coarse,
fine, hot or cold? Encourage them to pat, sift, pour, measure and make castles. Figure it out. How does the moisture in a sand dune relate to the plants
growing there? Find out how plants survive at the dunes.
Directions to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Plan your Coral Pink Sand Dunes Vacation with our
Coral Pink Sand Dunes from
Utah Highway 59 & Arizona 389
From Hurricane, Utah take Utah 59 to Arizona 389 just past Colorado City look for the road leading to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. It will come out 3 miles from Mt. Carmel Junction, Utah. Do not travel through the dunes when it's been raining or the roads are wet from snow.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes through Fredonia, Arizona
From Hurricane, Utah take Utah 59 to Arizona 389 and travel to Fredonia, Arizona, then to Kanab, Utah. Drive on US Highway toward Mt. Carmel Junction, turning at the signed entranced to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes.
Kids playing at the Sand Dunes
Lodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.
Above two children walk along the Boardwalk at the main area of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Below two boys are buried in the sand at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes.