AVT Riders On Sand Dunes

Freewheeling four-wheelers ride over the Coral Pink Sand Dunes of southwestern Utah. Part state park, part BLM wilderness-quality land, the dunes are both playground and battleground. ATVers fight for wide-open access; environmentalists for rare plant and animal species.....The park's sand dunes, some measuring several hundred feet high, are created because a notch between the Moquith and Moccasin mountains funnels the prevailing winds, increasing their velocity to a point where they can carry sand grains in what is called the Venturi Effect. Eroding Navajo Sandstone formations surrounding the park account for the unique color of these dunes.