Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah

Rippling arcs of rust-colored sand welcome you as you enter Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Contrasted by blue skies, juniper and pinion pines, and steep red cliffs, the sand from the dunes is really grains of quartz with a hematite coating providing the orange color. The dunes are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old. 

We boogie boarded down this shifting sea of orange sand and felt like a younger version of ourselves as we walked barefoot in that giant sand box.