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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Expansive views, interesting rock features. We visited as a side trip from Bryce Canyon. It gives us a place to get away from the Bryce mob: The trail leading into Cool Cave.

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To hike the entire trail like we didkeep following the trail around the back side of the arch to see other alcoves, rock formations and the wide, expansive desert. The cool Cave was my favorite part.

Amanda Kimsey on Angel’s Palace Trail. From Panorama Point, return the 0. This area is labeled Hat Shop, but I would only see one rock that could resemble a hat.

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

The arch was pretty cool. Lots to see and pretty varied landscape and rock formations. Chimney Rock, accessed from the road to the east, is the tallest, at feet. It was very odd for a holiday to be this empty, but we bain happy with it!


Perfect for jogging around. Emily Tacheny on Angel’s Palace Trail. Camping info scroll down.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

You are commenting using your WordPress. Live and Let Hike. Easy trail but I’d imagine it would be rather hot during the summer.

Bryce Canyon19 miles. Highly recommend sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water! James Z on Angel’s Palace Trail. Fun trail which provides the great, classic panorama pwrk in Koda. Probably the best trail in Kodachrome. Yes, dogs are allowed on the trails and campground on leash. Here it is easy to posit a whimsical story of a gushing geyser 70 feet high, suddenly and instantly turned to stone.

The gray, narrow pipe reaches high into the sky, dwarfing all other rocks and trees around. Turn back to car. What caused this pressure remains unknown—some suggest that these hardened protrusions used to be active geysers like those found in Yellowstone…or at least bubbling underwater springs that solidified over time. Allot about a half-day to explore all the different vantage points along the way. I loved this hike! Plus, I started to record the hike about a quarter of a mile in oops I forgot.

Red, yellow, pink, white and brown-colored eroded rock formations, most unusual being the tall white columns sand pipes rising high above the softer surrounding rocks. From the top you can see the parts of the Kodachrome basin. My kids loved it too! Super varied, mostly flat and with great sights.


Walking by the “secret passage”. How did these wily spires form? These pinnacles are composed of reddish-orange Entrada sandstone, the dominant rock layer of Kodachrome Basin as well as that of the more-famous Arches National Park.

Enjoying Panorama Point as a storm passes us to the North. Carolincoln H on Angel’s Palace Trail.

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We were so afraid this trail would be packed with hikers, yet we didn’t see one other hiker the whole 3 hours we were on the trail! Kodachrome is a great escape from the crowds of Stafe and Bryce. So happy you got to complete the trail. We decided to hike the Panorama Trail in a counter clockwise direction, so we started out hiking towards the white rock mountain. Aptly named, the overlook offers vistas in all directions, with only a small sliver of the horizon blocked by another hillside to the south.