"The Routine of Kodachrome Kamping" Top 5 Page for this destination Kodachrome Basin State Park by richiecdisc

Kodachrome Basin State Park both benefits and suffers by its proximity to neighboring Utah National and State Parks. While true those drawn to parks like Bryce Canyon National Park will likely be intrigued with a stop here if time permits, it is inevitable there will be comparisons between the two. Most would probably rate Bryce as more spectacular than Kodachrome but each park has its own merits and if one is seeking a little solitude it is far more likely in the latter. With evidence of a Geothermic past ala Yellowstone, Kodachrome Basin stands as a more profuse conglomeration of colors. Its array of odd shaped and multi-colored chimneys stand testament to being dubbed Kodachrome after the Kodak Film Company's popular product of the time of its inception. However you shoot it, Kodachrome Basin State Park offers a great place to camp in a beautiful desert terrain with nice short hikes amongst some very scenic rock formations.

the sweet smell of the cliff rose

  • Last visit to Kodachrome Basin State Park: May 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 28, 2009
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  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2009 at 4:27 AM

    We loved this park - and were grateful that it was largely overlooked by the hoards at Bryce! Great pictures, Richie - glad you ventured into this little gem!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Great photos and very useful information on Kodachrome Basin SP! That spire at Angel's Palace Trail is amazing and so is your shot of the chukar partridge! I'd never heard of the bird before.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    The colours of the red sand are so fantastic! Maybe less spectacular as its famous neighbour, but it does look great to me :-) But what's up: you are writing about "cup of tea" and not the other liquid?? :-P

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    Still running a few steps behind you! Love the colours, naturally, and you've made me very sorry we didn't spend more time here. The Kozy Kabins (despite horrid name!) look just what we enjoy but I don't think were there in '94 LOL

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Beautiful page Richie! The chukar partridge looks so lovely! You were very lucky to capture such a allusive bird, he must have heard about your pancakes:)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Recent news: Eastman Kodak Co. is discontinuing the production of Kodachrome film after 74 years. End of an era, so to speak. So it's nice to know that at least the name lives on in Kodachrome Basin State Park.

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    good point...so what about the pancakes ;)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Oh fantastic colour palette :-)) And I heard something new - what is a box canyon? Can't imagine it would ever rain in this glorious red rock country, it must have been a muddy mess somehow :-)


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