70 South 200 West, Kanab, Utah, 84741-3409, United States
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Inside The Caves
Welcome parking by friendly bear
View of cave carved into the rock
Carved Kodiak Bear in Denny's Wigwam front
Travel Tips for Kanab
Scenery on the road to Kanab
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes would have a hard act to follow but as soon as we arrived at the campground, we knew we had made the right choice in delaying our trip to The Wave by a day. Set literally amongst the dunes but with the convenience of running water, bathrooms and showers only a few steps away, we settled into our little patch of paradise quickly. After scoping out the small visitor center, there wasn't much to do so we enjoyed the little shade we had and awaited the sun's approach of the horizon. We took showers for free, laid in the tent, and generally relaxed in the serene peaceful campground. Soon enough, we found ourselves tramping up the aptly named pink sand dunes as the sun's rays shone ever warmer light on them. While not quite as desolate as White Sands Monument had been, it was by no means crowded and everyone seemed to keep their distance of each other, respecting the common desire for seeking solitude in nature's splendor.
My wife played like a kid in a big sand box, writing messages in her native German to take pictures of for her family. We marched up and down the dunes like mad nomads without a home or clear destination. We just had fun with no particular plan of action but as the sizeable mounds began to glow ever more, we sat and enjoyed their display of color and the sun setting like a ball of fire. It would have been nice even if I was sitting there alone but with my wife by my side, knowing what we had already accomplished together and were about to, it made it all that much more special.
Old Paria Movie Set
My friend Win, said he thought the movie set was accidently burnt down this fall.
Even if it was, it is worth your time to stop by and check out the scenery. There will be a sign off highway 89. Most maps show the area too. It is probably about 4 miles or so to get back to the movie set area.
If the road is muddy and you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, you might want to skip it.
It is very attractive scenery and not congested either.
A Coral Pink Sand Dune Déjà Vu
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park would likely have National status if it were not for its misfortune of being located within a day's drive of eight other National wonders in its home state alone; not to mention the North Rim of the Grand Canyon a stone's throw below in Arizona. Framed by scenic red cliffs ala Zion and dense green forest of Juniper and Pinyon, the coral colored sand dunes stand out in stark contrast to form the 3700 acre State Park. ATV drivers rejoice in their good fortune but at least some of the stunningly scenic area is off limits to motorized vehicles and the gorgeous campground remains fairly tranquil. Climb the dunes or sit in serenity, but most of all let nature's beauty seep into your heart like tiny grains of sand trickling from above.
Kanab - Surrounded by National and State Parks
Kanab is a small town in southwestern Utah that is literally surrounded by National Parks and State Parks. Zion National Park and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park are northwest of Kanab. Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument are north of Kanab, the Glen Canyon NAtional Recreation Area is east of Kanab, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon in south of Kanab. If you spend a week in Kanab, like we did, you can see all of those parks with a series of easy day trips.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Kanab Super Eight
Address: 70 South 200 West, Kanab, Utah, 84741-3409, United States