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Kodachrome Basin State Park

One thing about going to Utah's Kodachrome Basin State Park in the winter - you'll be pretty much all alone! I had my choice of camp site, parking space, and lunch spot along the trail.

Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah
Kodachrome Basin State Park

This off-the-beaten trail park is located in Cannonville, near Bryce Canyon National Park. It is open year round, has several short to medium length trails, and a campground with showers. An entry fee is charged (as of May 2002 the fee is $5.00).

Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah
Kodachrome Basin State Park

I hiked several of the trails, including one called "Eagle's Rest". It is very steep and climbs to a height for a wonderful view of the area.

Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah
Kodachrome Basin State Park

The Panorama Trail is the only one that allows mountain biking. Several loops, ranging from three to six miles total distance are available.

Horseback riding also is allowed on the Panorama Trail and on the one-mile Grand Parade Trail. There is a facility for horse rental which also gives stagecoach rides in the warmer months.

Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah
Kodachrome Basin State Park

Nearby sightseeing includes Bryce Canyon National Park, Paria Canyon Wilderness, the Cockscomb, Grosvenor Arch, and miles and miles of BLM land with ghost towns and old movie sets.

Grosvenor Arch Utah
Grosvenor Arch

For more information, contact the Kodachrome Basin State Park at:
Kodachrome Basin State Park
PO Box 180069
Cannonville, UT 84718-0069
(435) 679-8562
parkcomment@utah.gov
Official Utah State Parks Site

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