Geologists believe Kodachrome Basin State Park was once much like Yellowstone National Park. The hot springs and geysers eventually filled up with sediment and solidified.
The Entrada sandstone surrounding the solidified geysers disintegrated leaving large sand pipes.
You’ll see massive sandstone chimneys in a multitude of colors depending on the time of day. The park’s ever-changing colors, contrasted with the usual deep blue sky and the seasonal green vegetation, are a photographer’s dream.
The National Geographic Society tagged Kodachrome – with the permission of Kodak – with its very appropriate name.
The 2,240-acre park is 9 miles (14.5 km) south of State Route 12 near Cannonville. You’ll find:
Nearby attractions include
Bryce Canyon National Park , Grosvenor Arch and Paria Canyon. Enjoy hiking, biking, and off-highway vehicle riding areas.
There are several short hikes in Kodachrome Basin State Park leading to some fantastic views.
The Visitor Center is located in the middle of the park. You’ll find a shop with food, water, ice, and other supplies.
For more information, contact:
Kodachrome Basin State Park
P.O. Box 238
Cannonville, Utah 84718-0238