Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah. Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah. Map Legend. Terms. 50 m. Manage account. Create new map. Open map. Best Trails in Kodachrome Basin State Park Print/PDF Map a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular. The scenery is usual here, dominated by 67 monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes. Find Kodachrome Basin State Park camping and other information.

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Short hike, easy to the arch and then it gets slightly more difficult. Beautiful views on the hike. Another yards up the trail, the Cool Cave trail splits as it crosses a dry wash. Bryce Canyon19 miles.

Erosion would have also revealed the “pipes”. You are commenting using your Facebook account. We didn’t camp at Kodachrome, but next time I am in the area I definitely would. Almost stepped on a rattlesnake, so be wary that they like this trail. Cryptobiotic soil below Mammoth Geyser.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

The Basin Campground is fully paved, which is nice for RVs to pull through easily. We felt kodacurome hike was not strenuous nor technical, though there were ups and downs. My kids loved it too! Carolincoln H on Angel’s Palace Trail.


We also visited the Willis Creek Trail on the way back, and this was an interesting hike along the river into slot canyons.

Super varied, mostly flat and with great sights. Great views everywhere you look. This area is labeled Hat Shop, but I would only see one rock that could resemble a hat. Perfect for jogging around.

The distances listed above are my best estimates, producing a total of around 5. Easy hike and path was marked very well.

Girl on a Hike: Kodachrome Basin State Park, Panorama Trail

Peculiar crags found in a side canyon off the Cool Cave loop. HikingSouthern Utah. Sixty-seven monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing million years of geologic time. The horseback riding company people were super friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.

Very peaceful trail with nice views. Heather Purnell June 6, at 2: John and Pam ohtheplacestheygo. This is a neat state park. These pinnacles are composed of reddish-orange Basih sandstone, the dominant rock layer of Kodachrome Basin as well as that of the more-famous Arches National Park.

Best Trails in Kodachrome Basin State Park

Sentinels standing guard over the entrance to Cool Cave. Notify me of new comments via email. Stste official Kodachrome Basin literature lists the Panorama Trail as being a 6-mile loop. We had 6 dogs with us and it got too hot for them in the middle of the day when we had gone, so we had to turn around. Here decisions must be made based on light: The trail traverses rolling terrain, bxsin slopes, all through washes and canyons, and as the name suggest, it leads to a beautiful panorama view of the park.

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Easy trail but I’d imagine it would be rather hot during the summer. Once on the other side, the trail levels out, climbing only very gradually as it heads west across a flat plain dotted by sagebrush and the occasional juniper.

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Stopping by Ballerina Spire. Aptly named, the overlook offers vistas in all directions, with only a small sliver of the horizon blocked by another hillside to the south. Beyond, the Grey Cliffs tower feet over the basin. These base layers hardened, and overtime erosion has exposed the softer layers, revealing “pipes”.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Easy ma; fun trail. Great for evening or morning photos, but midday summer time is too hot to enjoy. Heading back out onto the main trail.