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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Best Trails in Kodachrome Basin State Park

HikingSouthern Utah. We started the long loop around noon on a very warm and sunny day; as we started out, my group had some regrets about not starting earlier because it is very exposed and very warm, but as indicated by the materials provided at the visitors’ center Easy trail but I’d imagine it would be rather hot during the summer.

North end of the park road – along the Angel’s Palace Trail. The path climbs about feet up the latter; a sign dismantled when I was there marks that you have reached Panorama Point.

Can I bring my dog? Just beyond the Hat Shop is Ballerina Spirecertainly one of the highlights of the hike.


Allot about a half-day to explore all the different vantage points along the way. A very easy hike with nice vistas of the entire basin and distant views of Bryce. Super varied, mostly flat and with great sights.

The distances listed above are my best estimates, producing a total of around 5. Once on the other side, the trail levels out, climbing only very gradually as it heads west across a flat plain dotted by sagebrush and the occasional juniper.

Red, yellow, pink, white and brown-colored eroded rock formations, most unusual being the tall white columns sand pipes rising high above the softer surrounding rocks.

Stopping by “Indian” Cave, looking at the deep grooves into the outside of the cave walls. The official Kodachrome Basin literature lists the Panorama Trail as being a 6-mile loop. But it was a quick easy hike with kids.

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

What caused this pressure remains unknown—some suggest that these hardened protrusions used to be active geysers like those found in Yellowstone…or at least bubbling underwater springs that solidified over time. Kodachrome is a great escape from the crowds of Zion and Bryce. Turn left at the trail fork. Many colorful canyons, mesas and arches can be explored by 4WD vehicle and koodachrome trails; particularly notable areas are Cottonwood Canyon and the Paria River and its tributaries.


These are the most distinctive features in the park, and are large columns of sedimentary rock that arise from the basin floor.

Expansive views, interesting rock features. Valerie Wallace on Angel’s Palace Trail. The views were phenomenal. Sentinels standing guard over the entrance to Cool Cave. Great for evening or morning photos, but midday summer time is too hot to enjoy. For us kodavhrome was a rest day between long hikes in Escalante, Bryce and Zion. Easy and fun trail. What are the park hours?

You are commenting using your Facebook account. We hike this on April 26 and saw maybe 6 other people the whole way.

Rock features that resemble large ovens. It’s not overly strenuous.

We would definitely do it again but by foot next time. A signpost spirits hikers off to the bzsin most direct route to Cool Cave.

Within 5 minutes we hiked by the first spire we saw. This hike had beautiful views of the Kodachrome basin. Here decisions must be made based on light: