Pillars shaded red, pink, white, yellow, and gray are only the start to the greatness of Kodachrome Basin. There are also natural arches, views for days, and a stunningly stark landscape viewable from numerous well-planned trails.
If ever a state park was made to be photographed, it is Kodachrome Basin. In fact, in 1948, members of the National Geographic Society visited the scenic park to photograph a feature for the magazine, and gave it the nickname “Kodachrome” after the popular Kodak film of the day.
Kodachrome Basin covers 2,240 acres of canyon country and is surrounded by Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument on three sides. With its close proximity to other popular destinations down Cottonwood Road, it makes for a spectacular base camp or a stopover on an event-filled Road to Mighty itinerary. Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation website.
Kodachrome Basin is about 30 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park.
Approximately 300 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Nine miles south of the town of Cannonville off of Highway 12.
Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation website.