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My name is Caroline Drake and you can find me over at Armelle Blog.  I'm a wife mom to three, and we love to adventure as a family. 

Both my husband and I grew up in Utah, we lived in the Midwest for a while, and returned to Utah eight years ago, and we love where we live!

Last month we head down to Southern Utah, and we made a stop at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park just North of Kanab, Utah.
We love to go new places and explore together as a family. Our favorite babysitter is nature.  The kids could spend hours throwing rocks into a lake, or playing in the sand.

It doesn't take much to entertain kids when the incredible earth is their playground.
We parked our car and grabbed our sleds. 

We headed into the sand, and up and up the dunes to the very top. 

We played in the sand, sled down the dunes, ran full speed down a mountain of sand, and witnessed the most breathtaking sunset all while feeling the warmth of the desert sun on our faces, and sand between our toes.

Sometimes in life you are lucky enough in life to have those moments that feel very close to heaven. And, this little afternoon with my family at the Sand Dunes was one of those moments. 

I'll never forget the afternoon we spent on the mountain of sand, the slight breeze that sent sparkling glitter of sand across the surface of the dunes, the few uninterrupted moments my husband and I had to talk while the children played in the sand, and the quiet reflection of how amazing this earth is.  

Not only is Caroline an amazing mom, she's an extreme crafter, and jewelry designer.  Be sure to check her out at


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Daylight hours, seven days a week
Entrance Fee(s)
$6 per vehicle
$3 for Utah seniors 62+
$75 Annual Day-Use Pass
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass
Helpful Tips
  • Lots of picnic tables around
  • No Shade on the dunes, bring your sunscreen
  • Bathrooms at entrance
  • No bathrooms on the Dunes during the winter, they are closed. 
  • Watch out for vehicles out on the dunes! They are fast!
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Bring a sled!

kate Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:25

This looks like so much fun!!! We would love to do an adventure like this for sure. Where did you guys stay?

Liss Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:56

Coral Pink Sand Dunes, not Pink Coral. Might be nice if you linked directly to the state park website while you were at it. They also have a junior ranger program you can do with Zion, Snow Canyon and Sand Hollow.

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