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“They named it this for a reason!”

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Owner description: Forested park with camping facilities.
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Off of scenic byway highway 12, you'll find this park. We went there after spending the day in Bryce Canyon Nat'l Park and I'll tell you, this was like the incredible dessert after an amazing meal. What a gem!

Totally different rock formations than we had encountered! The Angel Trail (name's not quite right but Angel is in it) start to go up the side of a rock and the trail is rather narrow, with loose rock in the middle. I was a scaredy cat and had to turn back. [I have a thing about loose rock - once broke my ankle while hiking in some.]

Anyways, they've got campgrounds and even little personal size cabins to rent! Very few people when we were there late afternoon; I think it's a very well kept secret!

1  Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

There are shorter (about an hour) walks with stunning view points. The Sheakspear Arch is just gorgeous, even nicer than some in Arches NP. The park is quiet, you can hike without tread someone's feet all the time. Good idea for a gateway from Tropic in other direction than Bryce. The entrance fee is $ 6.

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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.

2  Thank Bo S
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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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