Sand Dunes. Copyright © Quinn Dombrowski. Image used under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located in southwestern Utah.  There is a conservation area of 265 acres, and the total grounds include 3,370 acres.  The park features coral-hued sand dunes located beside red sandstone cliffs.  When visiting Coral Pink, it is recommended to stay for nightfall, when a barefoot walk on the soft dunes, especially under a bright full moon, can be a relaxing, mind-opening experience.  The Dunes are formed from the erosion of pink-colored Navajo Sandstone surrounding the park.  High winds passing through the notch between the Moquith and Moccasin Mountains pick up loose sand particles and then drop them onto the dunes because of the Venturi effect.  The dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Quinn Dombrowski)

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