Kodachrome State Park

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Kodachrome Basin is a spectacle of massive sandstone chimneys, ever-changing from gray and white to shades of red with the day's mood. Numerous rocks and coves offer solitude, quiet and unique desert beauty. Sixty-seven monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film.

As soon as you see it, you will know that the name fits perfectly. Kodachrome Basin State Park, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed. The National Geographic Society came up with the name, and everyone agreed with it.

Kodachrome is nine miles south of State Route 12 near Cannonville. Overnight camping facilities, drinking water, modern rest rooms, hot showers and sewage disposal station are available. An area with picnic tables, fire pit, barbecue grills and electricity is great for group outings. A concessionaire provides horse rentals and camping supplies, along with climate-controlled cabins (435) 679-8536 complete with showers. The park has a resident ranger.

Nearby attractions include Bryce Canyon National Park, Grosvenor Arch, Paria Canyon, movie sets and ghost town remains. Opportunities include hiking, biking, and photography.

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

P.O. Box 180069

Cannonville, Utah 84718-0069

Phone: (435) 679-8562

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