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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
  • If you get fed up with the crowds and high prices at Bryce and Zion, Kodachrome is a great alternative. The hike to Shakespeare's Arc and Sentinel was very muddy so I recommend wearing rubber boots in...  more »
  • There are a number of trails in the park - we hit parts of four of them...here are some highlights: Grand Parade Trail: This is the first main trail you hit as you drive along the main route within th...  more »
  • Kodachrome Basin is a lesser known attraction in southwestern Utah near Bryce Canyon National Park. In it you will find "hoodoos" (rock spires) such as in Bryce, only not quite as many or as spectacul...  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!