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“A great addition to a trip to Bryce if you have the time”

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Owner description: Forested park with camping facilities.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Kodachrome Basin (just the other side of Tropic from Bryce) is a small state park with beautiful formations. The rock formations here are more stand-alone than at Bryce. We were short of time and took the 1/2 mile Nature Trail, thinking it was going to be boring, but the signs were really great and the walk was beautiful, including some pipes.

3  Thank Ready2Go2008
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We enjoyed driving through this park. There are quite a few interesting rock formations that make fir some good photos. There are lots of campground places there too among the formations.

Thank SueBMaine
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The website for Utah State Parks makes this place sound strikingly beautiful - especially the explanation of how it got it's name. But honestly, I wasn't all that impressed. Don't get me wrong, the type of rock formations are interesting and, for the most part, different from the other types of formations we saw at other parks in the vicinity - smooth and rounded like the rolls of fat on a chubby baby (only much larger, of course!). But it was just missing something that other parks had - can't quite put my finger on it. Make sure to bring plenty of water as there isn't much shade (at least not on the trails we hiked). They do have a water bottle filling station if you run out. It seemed the trails were poorly marked (some trails worse than others). The flyer they give you when you enter, as well as signs throughout the park, tell you to make sure you stay on the trail so as not to damage the fragile desert plant life and soil. However, when you can't tell which way the trail goes, it's hard to comply. The danger of getting lost is slim though, as the park is fairly flat and open (there is not a lot to block your view - most of the really large rock formations are on the outer edges forming the border of the park and there are only scattered small trees throughout). The little store within the park isn't much of a store - don't plan on relying on it to get yourself a full meal. They basically have only snack food - chips, crackers, candy bars, packaged ice cream bars, etc. Entrance fee is now $8. I would say if you're looking for something to fill some time and you're in the area already it could be an interesting side trip but I wouldn't make a special trip out of your way.

Thank kmsnectar
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was an interesting area to walk in. Very different to Bryce but although less dramatic we enjoyed it very much.
I recommend talking to the park rangers in the visitor centre in Cannonville. The centre has lots of information on the area and the guide there recommended a short walk called Angel Palace Trail.
We had to pay 8 dollars to enter the park but we thought it was worth it. The trail was interesting and we did not meet anyone else so it was a lovely change from the busier trails in Zion and Bryce. Possibly an underestimated park you may wish to include on your travels.

2  Thank Heather B
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a huge park. The scenery is amazing and quite varied. The road is dirt/gravel but is quite good - we drove it in a van. 40 miles +/- from North to South

Thank theobo
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