Coral Pink Sand Dunes Off Highway Vehicles
The Coral Pink Sand Dunes offers 2000 acres of sand, much of it for OHV play. There are hundreds of miles of trails and many are developed for 4-wheel vehicles. Off highway vehicles are allowed on the sand, but a section of sand near the boardwalk is only for non-motorized use.Off-Highway Trails - The Elephant Butte Trail starts 4 miles south of the park entrance and connects with the Barracks Trail. Both paths boast beautiful views. The Barracks Trail is exceptional and takes riders to see great views of Zion National park and the White Cliffs. Begin the Elephant Butte Trail 4 miles south of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes entrance. After traveling 8 miles, turn-off on the Barracks Trail. You can ignore this turn and follow the main Elephant Butte Trail returning the way you came or follow the Barracks Trail for 5.2 miles. These trails lead to remote areas. Be sure your off-terrain vehicle can safely make the trip. Lower tire pressures are recommended for the trail.
Sand Highway - This one-way track is the most popular OHV track at the dunes.
South Boundary Trail - A one-way trail on the eastern side of the main dunes area.
Elephant Butte Trail - Begins 4 miles south of the park entrance and connects with the Barracks trail.
Barracks Trail - Start this trail .25 miles south of Mount Carmel Junction.
Sand Springs Route - Out of the main section of the dunes and on the main access road to Moquith Mountain.
Indian Canyon Petroglyphs - This is a fun 4WD track ending at a short hike to pictographs.
The Coral Pink Sand Dunes is central to the great national parks and national monuments of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Bring your ATVs, dirt bikes and other all-terrain vehicles to play in the sand, then head out and see what the national park system has to offer. Nearby is Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon North Rim and ATV friendly, Red Canyon, Cedar Mountain and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes is in the center of natures collection of grand rock art.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah
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