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Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Address: Kodachrome State Park Road, Cannonville, UT 84718
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+1 435-679-8562

Forested park with camping facilities.

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A lot less crowded than Bryce and Zion

If you get fed up with the crowds and high prices at Bryce and Zion, Kodachrome is a great alternative. The hike to Shakespeare's Arc and Sentinel was very muddy so I recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Ky Trang H
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you get fed up with the crowds and high prices at Bryce and Zion, Kodachrome is a great alternative. The hike to Shakespeare's Arc and Sentinel was very muddy so I recommend wearing rubber boots in the winter. It's just as pretty as Bryce and Zion yet a lot less strenuous because the hikes are not as steep.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

There are a number of trails in the park - we hit parts of four of them...here are some highlights: Grand Parade Trail: This is the first main trail you hit as you drive along the main route within the park. To the west, is the much longer Panorama Trail. To the east is Grand Parade. This trail covers about... More 

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Hines, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Kodachrome Basin is a lesser known attraction in southwestern Utah near Bryce Canyon National Park. In it you will find "hoodoos" (rock spires) such as in Bryce, only not quite as many or as spectacular. You will also find plenty of solitude. I hiked 5.9 miles on Panorama Trail (a series of three interconnected loops) on a weekday afternoon in... More 

Thank Marvin W
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 

Thank LotsaTraveling
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 

Thank DerbyshireElaine
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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