A November 2005 trip
to Utah by LA guy
Quote: Kodachrome, named after Kodak, is one of Utah's state parks within the Grand Circle. The park is most famous for its magma tubes rising out of the earth.
Attraction | "Touring Kodachrome"
It is a small park with a scenic drive that is only about 5 miles long. All activities can be completed within a day.The park is divided into two sections, the east "Arches" section, and the north/south, "sand pipes". We didn't tour the "arches" as the road was unpaved. However, we did drive the main road all the way up until we arrived at the trailhead of Eagle View Trail, where a camp site was near. Then we drove back down the main road, taking in the sights and took a few pictures as we worked our way back towards the entrance. The one unique feature of the park is the presence of many spires or 'chimneys' of rock, known as sand pipes, which are thought to be solidified sediment that filled ancient springs or geysers, left standing after the softer surrounding Entrada sandstone rock weathered away. The best place to see the sand pipes and other formations is the Grand Parade along the park road, about halfway into the park. Within the park, there is also a general store and a few lodges, which we assume to be open when in season.
Overall, this was a nice park to visit, although it is not spectacular enough for someone to make a special trip to visit this small park.
Kodachrome Basin State Park
12 Miles South of Utah Route 12
Cannonville and Page, Arizona
Los Angeles, California