Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located between Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP and protects a unique area of sand dunes. The sand is fine windblown wind-eroded Navajo Sandstone from the rocky deserts to the south that is blown by strong winds through a notch in the mountains and is dropped on the other side as a result of the Venturi Effect. The pink sand is exceedingly fine and soft and is windblown into a variety of forms. The dunes are not as high as those at Great Sand Dunes NP in Colorado, but like these are home to some endemic insects and plants. Though not rare or endemic, the dunes are home to large patches of a sunflower-like plant called Rough Mulesear". Unfortunately, the SP allows all-terrain motorbikes to run over a section of the park.
Keywords:Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Rough Mulesear, Utah