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“Clean, quiet, lots of great hikes”

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Owner description: Forested park with camping facilities.
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Our visit to Kodachrome Basin was during April and we had a great time. The campground is quiet and the sites are privately set within a basin of cedar trees. The hiking around that area is excellent with several trails laid out for all levels and there are several slot canyons nearby for the more adventurous. There are also Mt biking trails although I would not consider this a great place to head out for a mountain biking week. Fun for a few days however. Make sure you make the trip out to Grosvenor Arch, it is worth the 25 minute drive.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Great little park with excellent six mile loop including multiple formations, colors, and vantage points to view Bryce Park and the Grand Staircase. Nice nature walk and picnic areas, a pleasant less crowded side trip than Zion and Bryce, but on the way to the treasures of Escalante area.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Kodachrome is a good short side trip from Bryce Canyon reached on paved roads or can be a brief detour while driving scenic UT 12 between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef. We swung by on our way from Bryce to Capitol Reef in the morning. The park is relatively small and we were able to view the exhibits in the visitors center, drive the park roads, get out a couple of times, and hike the short nature trail which interpreted the desert environment and takes one by a good sampling of the rock formations in the park in about two hours. While there are more trails and additional rock formations, we were satisfied that we had experienced the park. The sand pipes are unique and interesting but they are not as dramatic or numerous when compared to other nearby opportunities. If you are a photographer, you will want to visit in the evening if possible when the colors are at their best. There is a nice campground so if you are camping, this park could be a nice base of operations to explore the Grand Staircase Escalante and Bryce Canyon.

2  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed 3 nights during our kids spring break in our 5th wheel. The campground is really well kept, has well spaced sites with some of them having full hookups. The restrooms were cleaned twice a day and they had hot showers there with no fee. A small campstore was open with limited hours during the day. They had horse rides available, and lots of great hikes with amazing views at sunset. We used this as a base camp for exploring the area. We visited Grosvenor arch and did willis creek slot canyon hike another day. Perfect for a 3 day visit. We hit Bryce on the way out and with it being quite a bit higher in elevation is was pretty cold so we didn't stay long.

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Kodachrome Basin has some incredible hiking. I found doing the trails at sunset or sunrise gives the most spectacular views and almost perfect solitude. The trails in the middle of the area such as hat shop, Indian cave etc. nearcaters sunset during the weekday had few to no hikers and are perfect to enjoy solitude. The colors and shapes along the trails are spectacular! The campsite caters to all types, with separate areas for each (tent or RV). The RV spots are pull thru, any size RV will fit, and they have full hookups (50, 30, 20 amp, water, and sewage) and are fairly level. The tent sites looked nice and were located away from the rv area. The restrooms are unbelievable, they are heated and have free hot water showers! There is a $5 woodpile nearby on the honor system that boy scouts maintain too. The visitor center was also very nice. I have never seen a state campground that was so nice, I am very impressed with Utah's interpretation of what a state park should be.

Thank D M
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