"Kodachrome Basin State Park - Alone at last." Bryce Canyon National Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by goodfish

  Kodachrome Basin State Park
by goodfish
 
 

This park is an overlooked gem. We took a drive over there one morning, just to take a look at it, and ended up hiking a good share of the day. Maybe it's busier during the summer (were there early Sept.) but we only saw one other couple in the campground and nobody on the trails. Great views from the top of the buttes, and the colors (for which the park is named) are wonderful. The campground looked clean and pleasant: a very good option if Bryce campground are full or you want to lose the crowds there. They also have some tidy little cabins (for a tidy little price) with bathrooms, fridges and microwaves - a nice alternative to pricey Bryce lodge rooms:

http://www.redstonecabins.com/cabins.html

Nice little station with trail maps - the lady working there was enthusiastic and helpful.
A great break from the crowds at Bryce.
22 miles east of Bryce and adjacent to Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
$6 day-use fee, $16 for camping, $25 for hookups
Campground showers, bathrooms and drinking water
Camp store with the basics
Great little website with lots of helpful area info/links.

Phone: (435) 679 - 8536
Website: http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/kodachrome

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2011
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