After a night spent in Utah, Charles, his family, and I headed down South to Arizona to stop at Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We had left later than expected but along the way, we saw signs for sand dunes. After a beautiful trip to the sand dunes back in April (sand dune post found here), how could I not want to stop by the sand dunes? I impatiently waited for my iPhone to receive service and when I found that the sand dunes were in fact pink, I had Charles make a right at the next road that lead to the sand dunes.
We drove a long a narrow road until we hit the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. We had paid an admission fee of $8 per vehicle. You also have an option to rent ATVs or boards. Because we were pressed for time, we opted out of those amenities and only came to marvel at what is
wearing H&M dress (on sale for $9.99 online, not sure about in stores), H&M parka (seasons ago), Barneys New York backpack, and Zara sunglasses
At first glance, the sand dunes didn’t look like the “coral pink” it’s named after. One thing is for certain, these sand dunes are much harder to photograph than the previous sand dunes. Pink and red in general is hard for me to photograph right off the bat. Take that with the sun high above giving off harsh lighting, I had a hard time getting these photos right in the short amount time I was there (probably 15 minutes). Don’t know if I’ll be back here but I guess I need to do some research in the event I end up somewhere similar!
Right under a observation platform, the sand was cooler and because the platform obscured the sun, I was able to truly see the sand at it’s finest. The sand here came from Navajo sandstone with a combination of high winds. They were absolutely soft and fine, it actually made the detour just a little bit worth it.
In general, it’s a cool thing to see (maybe golden hour would be best) but if you’re pressed for time, I don’t think it’s necessary to stop here. But if you do stop here, don’t forget to bring a body board so you can slide down the sand dunes.
Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be heading out to Kauai tomorrow for a day since my mother is flying in for the weekend! Kind of excited to see and eat at places I didn’t get the chance to the last time I was there (post found here). Hope you guys have wonderful weekend.