No, these dunes are not pink. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is purposefully misnamed, but it is still a place worth visiting.
The cream-orange colored sand offers home to a variety of life forms, all of which seem to be eager to leave some sort of trace. Here, this is in vain, as the rough high altitude has slowed down time. Any efforts of growth are reduced, and feeble attempts of drawing in the sand have become minimalistic.
Often, it is impossible to discern whether the specimens are still alive or dead.
But, even if dead, there is still art that can be shaped.
Stronger forces are attempting to leave longer lasting traces.
Fortunately, the State Park officer is armed, and time will reduce these tracks quickly to their proper relevance.