Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Horseshoe Bend

Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Horseshoe Bend

This was an eventful day. We started the day off in Kanab, Utah at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

The lady working at the office when we got there was so sweet and informative, the sun was shining, and we were about to go sledding in July. WE WERE PUMPED.

This might have been the most fun thing we did the whole trip. We rented a sand sled for $20 from the front office and headed to the dunes.

 

 

coral pink sand dunes

We got there early, and we had the whole entire dunes to ourself. Nothing beats having an incredibly beautiful place to yourself to explore.

Running up the sand dunes is quite the work out and shouldn’t be underestimated, but it’s so worth it. And the sand feels amazing on your feet.

 

coral pink sand dunes

 

Sledding was super fun and Myles and I took turns until we tried to go together. I don’t even know what happened but when we slid down together, we both got COVERED in sand. It was a self inflicted sandstorm. When we finally stopped at the end of the dune, we were both orange and couldn’t stop laughing.

After our legs told us it was time to stop, we left the park and made the drive to Page, Arizona. After stopping at Walmart to grab deli meat for sandwiches, we headed to Horseshoe Bend.

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River bends and it is breathtaking! It’s only about a half mile to the bend so it’s a great little walk for families and kids. Even though there were tons of people there, the actual river was so incredibly still. I wondered what kind of life existed down there. It was awesome. We took a bunch of pictures and sat by the edge.

horseshoe bend

 

 

horseshoe bend

 

We were exhausted and wanted to shower because we were so sandy still from the sand dunes, but we couldn’t check into our Air BnB until 6 and had time to kill. It looked like it was about to thunderstorm so we didn’t want to chance another hike. We went to look at the Glen Canyon dam which was super impressive and spent some time in the visitor center learning about the construction. It’s very impressive what humans can create.

 

glen canyon dam

After that we decided to go to Long Rock Beach to enjoy the view of Lake Powell and wash some of the sand off before we got to our Air BnB.

So we were happy that our national parks pass worked for the Glen Canyon National Recreation area and got us into Lone Rock beach without having to pay. We started driving to the beach and the sand quickly changed from hard to soft and our little rental Kia Sole bottomed out. We had no idea what to do. We both tried pushing the car and flooring it but it didn’t work. Luckily a nice man in a truck stopped and asked if we needed help. He was going to tie rope to the front of our car and pull us out but there was no where to attach it to. We decided to try to dig the sand out from under the car and tires and then I floored it while Myles, the man and his daughter pushed the car. It worked and we were so thankful! Crisis averted. Thank God for kind helpful strangers ❤️️
After getting stuck in the sand and digging sand out from under our car on our hands and knees, we were more sandy than we were originally. Remember we had intended to wash the sand off at this beach 😉 Luckily after that unplanned adventure, it was time for us to check into our Air Bnb.

It was a mansion in the middle of nowhere. It wa a huge house and our room was in the basement. There were so many cars in the driveway, yet the family who owned the house still lived there as well. We finally showered and it was beautiful and I felt like a new person. We passed out shortly after we got there exhausted from our perfect sandy day 🙂



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