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Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Address: Kodachrome State Park Road, Cannonville, UT 84718
Phone Number: +1 435-679-8562
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Forested park with camping facilities.

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Well worth the detour!

We were staying in Tropic and wanted something to do before dinner, so we decided to venture out to Kodachrome Basin State Park. We were very glad that we did. The park was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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Stony Brook, New York
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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were staying in Tropic and wanted something to do before dinner, so we decided to venture out to Kodachrome Basin State Park. We were very glad that we did. The park was quiet and had beautiful sunset views. Although it doesn't have the same magnitude as other surrounding sites such as Bryce Canyon, we appreciated the combination of beauty... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small oasis 9 miles off Hwy 12 at Canondale Utah. It's a small park but well worth the diversion for half a day if you have the time. Some great short hikes and beautiful scenery. A very nice campground if so inclined.

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West Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hook-up sites were full, but the tent sites were fairly empty. This may have helped keep it quiet. We were in site 6, which had easy bathroom access without being the pathway for everyone else. There is a lawn next to the bathrooms, with bunnies everywhere. Bathrooms were clean. Showers were more warm than hot, but the stalls were... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We arrived just in time for sunset and this was gorgeous! It is a relatively short hike but is steep in spots. Several other people were enjoying sunset at the same time and the colors on the rock were impressive.

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My main reason for visiting Kodachrome was the 67 'sand pipes' or 'sprires' which are unique to this park. These are very interesting for the geologist and photographer and are easily accessed from numerous trails around the park. My favourite was Ballerina Spire on the Panorama Trail where there were quite a few flowers still in bloom. We walked part... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hidden amidst a series of beautiful but busy national parks, this state park is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the trip. It is not far from Bryce Canyon National Park and is hosted by friendly rangers who are quite knowledgeable about the surrounding sites. A beautiful park, with truly photogenic scenery, this park should be part... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are sightseeing Southern Utah you would probably be hitting the major National Parks, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef etc. Those are mobbed by fellow tourists, so small State Parks nearby though not as well known could offer incredibly quiet and peaceful alternatives. We stayed at Kodachrome for only 5 hours and wished for more. A full day plus camping... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not far from Bryce at all. A less known Canyon but very interesting in terms of its geology and well worth a visit. Allow a long morning to do one of the longer trails. Well signed trails with good paths and ever changing landscapes. We spent 3-4 hours and then drove out to Devil's Garden, Escalante, via Powell Point Viewpoint... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kodachrome State Park is east of Bryce National Park and just a bit off the beaten track. It is a small park and the main attraction is that you can experience a sample of the colored rocks and also some of the typical formations of the other larger parks in the area, without all the crowds. We visited in mid... More 

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san diego
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Although very beautiful it is about 20 miles from Bryce Canyon and is fairly isolated . If you want to get away from it all, no phone service etc. this is the campground for you. The park offers hook ups. Lots of hiking nearby . We did find horseback riding but that was really it. Again nice quiet campground but... More 

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