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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Bryce Canyon19 miles. It gives us a place to get away from the Bryce mob: Rock features that resemble large ovens.

Panorama Trail (Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT) | Live and Let Hike

Inside the base of Cool Cave. Did it in the evening and enjoyed the shadows. Emily Tacheny on Angel’s Palace Trail. Highly recommend sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water! Panorama Trail parking lot The distances listed above are my best estimates, producing a total of around 5.

I loved this hike! Cool Cave is more of a cove than a cave and in some ways resembles a classic Utah slot canyon—a narrow traverse between colorfully-lit walls. It was really hot for us too, and was glad I didn’t have Charlie with me. Very peaceful trail with nice views.

There’s not much shade but the views are spectacular.

The path climbs about feet up the latter; a sign dismantled when I was there marks that you have reached Panorama Point. It can feel long For us it was a rest day between long hikes in Escalante, Bryce and Zion. The actual turnoff to Cool Cave is 0.


Another yards up the trail, the Cool Cave trail splits as it crosses a dry wash. My kids loved it too! Super varied, mostly flat and with great sights. What are the park hours? How did these wily spires form? These bsain are composed of reddish-orange Entrada sandstone, the dominant rock layer of Kodachrome Basin as baxin as that of the more-famous Arches National Park.

Can I bring my dog? Fun little trail that gives you the option of exploring a few box canyons. Nice little hike around the basin. We did this hike between 9amam in the morning, and it being January the sunrise was from behind the stafe about 10am.

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

The path is so wide and well-worn that it could almost be classified as wheelchair-accessible—were it not for the ubiquitous sand that would make wheeling a tough slog. Basiin area is labeled Hat Shop, but I would only see one rock that could resemble a hat.

Also, up the road there is an awesome and extremely well-tended laundromat and restrooms to clean up and regroup after your hike! To see the arch, and not take the trail, take a right at the trailhead, and walk in about. The Basin Campground is fully paved, which is nice for RVs to pull through easily. Walking by the “secret passage”.

The hike itself was easy and the path was well marked. Almost immediately, the wide and sandy trail winds and kodachorme into a rather nasty cut bank. On a clear day you can see Bryce Canyon National Park. Here decisions must be made based on light: We only hiked part of the trail since we were short on time but we still got to see the views, if you have the time you can go around the entire loop which is only 1.

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Valerie Wallace on Angel’s Palace Trail. But it was a quick easy hike with kids. Before you know it, you are back at the trailhead, completing the 5.

Since my friends and I hiked here on Memorial Day, we got to Kodachrome at 9am so we could beat the crowds.

Best Trails in Kodachrome Basin State Park

Sedimentary pipes differ from the ubiquitous red-orange Entrada spires in the park in that they are thought to be composed of the whitish Paria River Member of the Carmel Formation, a slightly older rock layer that dates to the late Jurassic Period.

Beyond Mammoth Geyser, it is about yards to the next trail split, located at the base of a line of Entrada sandstone cliffs. The Cool Cave at the halfway pak is a serene, crisp and cool reward for sweating out the first three miles.

North end of the park road – along the Angel’s Palace Trail.

Stopping by “Indian” Cave, looking at the deep grooves into the outside of the cave walls.