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Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cannonville
(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Kodachrome Basin is a state park of Utah, USA. It is situated 5800ft above sea level, 12mi south of Utah Route 12, and 20mi southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park. It is accessible from the north from Cannonville by a paved road and from the south by Road 400, a dirt road from the Page, Arizona area to Cannonville, passable for most vehicles in dry conditions. A longer but paved route to Tropic from the south is also available via US-89 and SR-12.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were staying in Tropic and wanted something to do before dinner, so we decided to venture out to Kodachrome Basin State Park. We were very glad that we did. The park was quiet and had beautiful sun...  more »
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small oasis 9 miles off Hwy 12 at Canondale Utah. It's a small park but well worth the diversion for half a day if you have the time. Some great short hikes and beauti...  more »
  • The hook-up sites were full, but the tent sites were fairly empty. This may have helped keep it quiet. We were in site 6, which had easy bathroom access without being the pathway for everyone else. Th...  more »
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  • What a gorgeous place! The trails were attainable for my 6 year old although you may want to set out early to avoid the sun and high temperatures. Staff was attentive and the campground and bathrooms were wonderfully clean- even the sand was swept. One star has been taken away for the scalding hot showers- there is no way to control the temperature OR turn off the water if you leave before your 8 minutes are up which is a huge waste of water. Watch for rattlesnakes. No cell service as it's in the middle of a giant rock bowl.
  • Quiet, clean, secluded with some beautiful hiking trails. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the showers and bathrooms. We enjoyed our desert hike on the Panorama Trail. We walked to the trail head from Basin Campground. Long, but not hard. Bring lots of water and start early in the day to beat the heat. Lots of beautiful views, interesting rock formations, and plants. We saw jack rabbit and deer, and some cat tracks. Don't miss Cool Cave, it was the highlight of our hike.
  • Beautiful state park. Sort of a mini-mashup of Bryce, Goblin and Capital Reef. Good uncrowded place to base visits to Bryce, Escalante and Route 12. Stayed at the Basin campground at a full hookup site. Bathrooms seemed to be very new and were very clean.
  • Came down from park city to check out kodachrome basin state park. My husband and I camped at the bryce view campsite and it was awesome! The campsite was very maintained! The park had some great hikes too! Looking forward to visiting again!
  • Don't miss Kodachrome Basin SP if you're in the area. Its a nice side trip from Bryce NP when you get tired of the crowds. The scenery is fantastic with much fewer visitors. The staff at the visitor center was very friendly and helpful. Thanks Utah for preserving this place!