Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Kodachrome Basin State Park


Location:9 miles south of State Route 12 near Cannonville.
Facilities:24 campsites, group camp, cabins, shower, modern restrooms (é), concessions, picnic areas, bike trails, bridle trails, hiking trails, visitor center, museum.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Geologists believe the park was once similar to Yellowstone, with hot springs and geysers, which eventually filled up with sediment and solidified. Through time, the Entrada sandstone surrounding the solidified geysers eroded, leaving large sand pipes; 67, ranging from two to 52 meters have been identified in the park.
Address:PO Box 238
Cannonville, UT 84718

Phone:435-679-8562
Web: www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/index.php?id=KDSP
Size: 4,000 acres. Elevation: 5,800 feet.

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Expect clear, crisp days with temperatures in the 30s, but if you need to get out of the snow, head for a lower-elevation destination such as spectacular Kodachrome Basin State Park ($6 per vehicle; stateparks.utah.gov or 435/679-8562).
It is a landscape so fantastic that author Wallace Stegner once called this the "land of the stunned imagination." State Highway 12 twists through this country, and now that a last section of it has been paved, you can conveniently drive east of Bryce Canyon National Park to Kodachrome Basin, Escalante Canyons, and beyond.