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“Excellent Park but do the hikes!”

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Owner description: Forested park with camping facilities.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This park is nice as a drive-thru, but we did two of the trails inside the park and they were magnificent and make this park 5* (if you don't hike, it might only be a 3-4). The Shakespeare Trail and Angel's Palace (which was exhilarating!) were amazingly scenic and really added to our visit to the park. The park is uncrowded (or was when we were there) and you can buy beverages at the visitor center which you might need if you go out for a hike.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

As photographers, we planned to make a detour off of Utah's highway 12 and include this state park in our vacation itinerary. It was well worth our time. The campground looked like it was full, but there were hardly any souls out on the trails. It was like we had the whole place to ourselves. The scenery can't be beat, and the state has done a great job with the facilities.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Like most travelers, we visited the two big parks in the area (Zion and Bryce Canyon) but it was Kodachrome that surprised us with it's stunning colors and quiet, intimate charm. We hiked the Angels Palace Trail, which takes about an hour, and during sunset provides majestic scenery of both sides of the park. Well worth the visit and hike if you are in the Bryce/Tropic area. Also, Grosvenor Arch is 11 miles away from Kodachrome's entrance. Meander down the dirt road for an additional treat, but be warned - its bumpy and takes a while.

4  Thank wagz954422
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I had no idea of the beauty of Kodachrome when I planned our Utah trip and only set aside about 1/2 day to visit there. I would plan on a full day as we only hiked a little more than the three mile loop of the Panorama Trail, and then also hiked to Shakespeare Arch. The views were fantastic and there were very few people to contend with. It is a short drive from Bryce Canyon and other places and is well worth setting aside the time for.

2  Thank parksvisitor
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was our first visit to this Utah State Park. Although some of the spaces a quite small, and some pull-through sites are backwards (your RV door faces the road instead of the campsite), we were please to have gotten one of the largest spaces in the park, site 14. We spend 6 nights here, and I think we could have easily stayed six more. We spent a couple of those days right here in the park hiking the various trails and enjoying the beautiful landscape of this park. On the other days we visited the sites nearby, Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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