Summary: If you ever wondered what Yellowstone will be like in a few million years, go here. The rock "geysers" are the remnants of a hydrothermally active region. You get to weave in and out of the panorama here as the trail circles close to the hoodoos and colorful badlands which give this park its name.
Pick your time right and you will be alone except for the wind massaging your scalp. An additional stretch of trail adds about 2 miles and takes you to more of the rock "geysers" that are the primary feature of this area.
Don't forget your Kodachrome to capture the terrain's shifting colors.
Trailhead: From Utah 12: Proceed to Cannonville at the south end of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Watch for signs indicating a turnoff (to the south) for the National Monument Visitor Center and Kodachrome Basin State Park. The Park is located nine miles down Cottonwood Road. At pavement's end make a left and follow it to the park visitor center/pay station. The trailhead is the third turnout (on the right) up the left fork from the Visitor Center. (Lat:37.52262 Lon:-111.99162)
Trail Guides for Panorama Trail, Kodachrome Basin SP:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring,
User Groups: Hikers, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Kodachrome Basin State Park, (435) 679-8562
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