If the crowds of Bryce Canyon have overwhelmed you, then you are going to love Kodachrome Basin State Park. Try to visit the park during the early morning or late afternoon hours, not only for a reprieve from the sun, but at these times you can watch the changing colours on the red rock walls and chimneys. It’s so amazing that the National Geographic Society named the park Kodachrome. There are nearly 70 monolithic spires, some as high as 170 feet. There are numerous hiking trails in the park, the one that we did was the 1 Kilometer Angels Palace Trail, it may be short but is awesome. This trail will take you on top of the rock monolith with great views of the surrounding area. This trail is a circular trail and it doesn’t matter which direction you complete it in.
From the parking lot, make your way across the street and pick up the sign posted trail head. Follow the trail and in about 5 minutes you will make your way up the rock and leave the shadier part of the trail behind. This trail is very well sign posted and very hard to get lost on. It should take you about 1 hours to do the trail but could take more depending on how much time you allow for the view points.
You can get to Kodachrome Basin State Park by following state route 12 to Cannonville, and then make your way south 9 miles on a paved road to Kodachrome Basin State Park. Head past the trail head station (the little store with the 6 cabins) and in a bit you will see parking area on your left.
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