If you think that pink makes everything look pretty, then you're going to love Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes. It features dreamy rose-colored sand that'll transport you to a beachy paradise minus the ocean. Blue skies and beautiful views, what more could you want? 

Only a 4.5-hour day trip away from Salt Lake City, this state park boasts dunes that are estimated to be 10,000 to 15,000 years old. 

You can see them for yourself for only a $10 per vehicle entrance fee. While you're there, you can enjoy a variety of activities, including ATV tours, hiking trails, and camping.

If you've visited before and want to visit again, the sand may look differently. According to the park's website, this "shifting sand of red sea...can move as much as 50 feet per year." 

How cool is that? After snowmelt, you can spot pools of water in the sand that salamanders and toads frequent for a drink or a sweet dip. 

With ponderosa pines dotting the sandy landscape, you'll get the perfect combination of forest and desert. Talk about the best of both worlds.  

With 22 different campsites, you can plan a much-needed getaway in nature. Standard campsites cost anywhere between $25-$50 a night, and reservations are required. 

But if you prefer to make it a group affair and split the cost, the group standard is $150 a night for up to 16 people. 

Can we just stay here forever? We can't get over how beautiful the sand and sky complement one another. 

If you're dreaming of a trip to pink sand, you can opt for a trip to this state park. It's filled with spectacular sights that you'll have to see to believe. 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Price: $10 per vehicle

When: Year-round

Address: 12500 Sand Dune Rd., Kanab, UT

Why you need to go: You can visit pink sand and blue sky, only a day trip away from the city. 

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