Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park 

Coral Pink State Park is about an hour south of Zion National Park in the way to Kanab/Grand Canyon/Lake Powell. If you leave US89 its about 11miles to the entrance of the state park. 

We decided to stop there mostly because of the dunes and the campground. The dunes are really cool. Really reminded me of the dunes in the Namib desert in Namibia. Same color and equally nasty to climb 🙂 

The campground is lovely too. Only 22 spots, no hook ups but fireplaces, Water, restrooms and showers. All very well kept and clean. 
If you happen to be on US89 take the time for short visit. You will not regret it, as dunes like this are totally uncommon for the area. 

First Camping Vacation 

20 days to go until our vacation finally starts. I am actually counting the days.

We will fly to from Frankfurt via Amsterdam to Salt Lake City and then the fun begins. Its going to be our first camping vacation. I admit I am excited and a bit nervous. This is going to be our home for a little less than 3 weeks.

It was not easy, at least for me, to decide where to go or to at least decide for a certain regoin. There was too much choice. After initially aiming for only Yellowstone we decided against it. There is so much more to see. This is the route that we have decided to go for. Exciting!!! 

We will start in SLC than head south to Zion NP via Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP to the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Then on to Lake Powell and Monument Valley and north again via Dead Horse Point SP to Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton NP to Yellowstone and finally back to SLC. 

Any recommendations for this area? Any good hikes, good photo spots etc? I am looking forward to your tipps.