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“Interesting attraction in the Bryce area”

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Owner description: Forested park with camping facilities.
Philadelphia, PA USA
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58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting attraction in the Bryce area”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A neat little park, adjacent to the entrance to Grand Staircase-Escalante and not far from Bryce Canyon. Its main features are "sedimentary pipes", freestanding structures which sometimes look like petrified wood (but aren't). There's also the interesting Shakespeare Arch, which requires a 45-minute round-trip hike. Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time, though many of the structures require more hiking than I'm capable of these days.

Visited May 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Excellent campground and scenery.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Easy drive to Bryce. Hot showers - yes! Hiked Angel's Palace for sunset views. 11 mile dirt road drive to see Grosvenor's Arch was well worth it. We loved Utah State Parks.

Visited October 2012
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Concord, New Hampshire
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358 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“AWAY FROM THE NOISE OF LIFE..PACIFIC”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

for a $6 fee you can get away from crowds, noise, confusion, etc. this is off the beaten track and while it may not offer the views of some other parks it is quite picturesque. several spires, vistas with long, long views, shakespere arch, and a couple of easy trails.
it needs some work on making trails a little easier to follow, more markers, and one trail...Angel, is washed out and rutted in one of its steepest parts and is a little tricky (could be a long fall).
i only met 2 other hikers on one of 3 trails i took, so it makes it very serene.
going there takes you thru Red canyon which is an added bonus.
worth a day trip! happy trails.

Visited October 2012
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quiet, peaceful, fantastically gorgeous and surreal”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We've always loved Kodachrome Basin State Park. Now that it is a full-service RV park as well as a great place to pitch a tent, it is even better. There are miles of trails to explore amongst the sandstone hoodoos, safe biking, horse-back trail riding, and just relaxing under dark, dark sky filled with stars. This is a great getaway spot in southern Utah, close to many attractions like Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP.

Visited October 2012
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Hyde Park, UT
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Could Be A Crown Jewel With Some Work”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We would have liked to have a hiked a bit more, but basically stopped here on a whim. Some of the roads in the park are terrible (dirt, wash-boardy, and/or gullied), and some of the trails are not well-maintained. I wouldn't call it spectacular as far as the scenery, but it's worth visiting at least once, and the end of the trail that takes you to Shakespeare has a panoramic view of the valley. The geologic history is VERY interesting to learn.

Visited September 2012
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