Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kodchrome Basin

After visiting Zion (see lots more pictures of Zion here), we headed east and north towards the next major national park in Utah, Bryce Canyon.  We had decided not to camp in Bryce for several reasons--sites were not reservable, it would likely be really cold up there (above 8,000 feet) and there were no hookups in the Bryce campground. Nearby was a nice Utah state park called Kodachrome Basin that had a well-reviewed little campground with electric, water and sewer hookups and we had decided to stay there as a base for visiting Bryce and surrounding sights.  We couldn't have made a better decision, as Kodachrome Basin turned out to be beautiful, quiet and well-located for lots of exploring.

From here we explored the fringes of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon and a few neat slot canyons--all within a hour's drive of our campground.  More on these wonderful places later.  Kodachrome Basin was named by a National Geographic survey party in the 50's (when Kodachrome film was a new development in photography) and the name stuck. Here are a few shots from this park.  More can be seen at: Kodachrome Basin

The colorful spires of Kodachrome
Entrance road to the basin
The campground
Very dark skies (at 5 AM)

Along the panorama trail
Odd-shaped "hoodoos" 

Sunset at Kodachrome Basin

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