Kodachrome Basin State Park


The scenery is splashy here, dominated by 67 monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes. They accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film. Read more...

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

This park is particularly popular during spring and fall, when temperatures are moderate. A concessionaire offers horseback rides and other activities and services.

Grosvenor Arch is located nearby.

Main Attractions

This park is popular because of its outstanding scenery. It is a great place to camp, hike and ride horses.

Location

Located near the town of Cannonville, about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City. It is about 9 miles south of Highway 12. From Cannonville, follow the signs.

Contact Information

Kodachrome Basin State Park
PO Box 180069
Cannonville, UT 84718-0069
(435) 679-8562

Seasons/Open Hours

Open year-round, 6:00 am through 10:00 pm
No holiday closures

Entrance Fees

Day use is $10 per vehicle (max. 8 people per vehicle)
Commercial Groups/Private Vehicles with more than 8 people: $3.00/pers
Utah Resident Seniors (62+): $5 per vehicle (max 8 people per vehicle)

Activities

Camping
Hiking
Mountain biking
Horseback riding
ATV trails nearby

Camping

The park offers a modern campground with 47 sites. Many are pull-through and can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet.

There are also two group camping areas.

Camping Reservations

800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Facilities

Visitor Center
Modern campground
Group camping areas
Modern restrooms
Showers
Picnic areas
RV dump station
Hiking/biking trails
Equestrian trails

THINGS TO DO

GENERAL INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION

Located near the town of Cannonville, about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City. It is about 9 miles south of Highway 12. From Cannonville, follow the signs.

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TRAVEL BUREAU INFORMATION

KANE COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM

78 South 100 East
Kanab, UT 84741
435-644-5033

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Escalante Weather

Average Temperature

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45.7°F
Low20.3°F

Average Precipitation

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0.8"

Average Snowfall

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4.1"

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