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Basin Campground

Po Box 180069, Cannonville, Utah 84718-0069 USA

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“countless Kodak moments in Kodachrome”

Kodachrome Basin is a small state park in the U.S. State of Utah. It is situated 5800 ft above sea level, twelve miles south of Utah Route 12, and 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park. It is accessible from the north from Cannonville by a paved road and from the south by Road 400, a dirt road from the Page, Arizona area to Cannonville, passable for most vehicles in dry conditions. The scenery is usual 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. This park is particularly popular during spring and fall, when temperatures are moderate. A concessionaire offers horseback rides and other activities and services.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

The colors and shapes of the huge rock formations here are different than at Bryce Canyon or Zion, and some think it's because this spot used to be almost Yellowstone-esque, with hot springs and geysers that eventually formed the stones we see today!

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May 31, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is a must see! You need to plan for the longest and most beautiful scenic drive this state has to offer leading to a breathtaking park. This is a diamond in the rough. You get to walk straight up and touch monuments with nobody else around, except the cows you are bumping shoulders with. There is camping spots with water and electricity- we didn't stay there so I can't speak to it. From the bottom, to the park/ sight seeing and out again is at least three hours. Plan accordingly. Also, if you are a hiker this is a place for you! We aren't, and still had a great time

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Basin Campground

Po Box 180069
Cannonville, Utah
84718-0069 USA


Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Max Length
45 ft
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  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Cabin Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Pull Through
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Rec Facilities
  • Group Tent Sites
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Pull Through RV Sites
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