Coral Pink Sands

(nr Kanab UT)
As I went through Kanab, I stopped to get gas, and had lunch at Big Al’s Burgers. The “Outlaw” was a bacon-cheeseburger with a side of fries and fry-sauce; I treated myself to a soft-serve vanilla cone for desert.

Richly colored sand dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Headed north out of town and US-89 soon turned to gravel for several miles as it was being repaired and repaved. About 7 miles out, I turned onto a side road and went toward my destination. Along the way was the small Ponderosa Grove CG-BLM with a few nice sites in the pine trees.

Pinkish sand dunes

Sand dunes and cliffs

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are a favorite playground of the OHV set. And, there is a state park with a campground and trails to explore without the dune buggies. It wasn’t necessary to go into the state park, as there were several pull-offs where you could walk in to see the dunes. I stopped at a few to take photos of the sand dunes.

Motorhome in front of distant cliffs

Tardis at Elkheart Cliffs

After returning to US-89, I found a free boondock camp on BLM land just off the highway and facing the Elkheart Cliffs. A nice view on a knoll, and with internet too. I stayed for two days.

Camp: Boondock on BLM
Scene: Mountains, cliffs, sand dunes

8 Responses to Coral Pink Sands

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR June 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Nice photos!!!!

  2. Pleinguy June 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks for the good vibe Dick. Hope all is well.

  3. Dizzy-Dick June 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    Beautiful views. Man can never compete with the art work of Mother Nature.

  4. Pleinguy June 3, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    You’ve got that right Dizzy.

  5. Manny June 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Dave, great pictures and art work. My wife and I traveled full time in our RV for 5 years. We went as far as Alaska, Canadian Rockies and national parks from Maine to California. I even got to paint plein air with a number of plein air groups along the way. Great fun as I’m sure you are having also. Sorry, I’ve let my membership to Florida Plein Air lag. Hope to renew soon. Manny Jomok

    • Pleinguy June 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Manny. Yes, I’m having a great time and seeing some fantastic places. Hope you do renew PAF.

  6. ontheroadwithriley June 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Oh, nice pictures! I stayed at that Ponderosa campground when in the area in 2012. Visited the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Liked it so much I stayed for 3 days. Didn’t realize there was a great BLM site nearby, and with internet signal to boot! Great score!
    Safe travels,

    • Pleinguy June 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Anywhere there is a BLM or NFS campground, there are usually boondock sites nearby. Thanks for commenting.

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