Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small, quiet and popular State Park in Utah, USA. It lies a few miles south of Utah Route 12 and about 30-35 km south-east of Bryce Canyon National Park. From the north it is on a paved road from Tropic (Utah ) from accessing and from the south on the unpaved Utah Road 400 Page, Arizona. Located at an altitude of about 1800 m, mainly dry climate prevails in the 16.2 km ² of parkland.

In the boiler of the state parks heavily eroded rock formations are in different shades of red, yellow, pink, white and brown. To supplement his natural color play with the best, deep blue sky and the occasionally occurring green vegetation. This broad color spectrum were participants of an expedition of the National Geographic Society to see who explored the area in 1948. In an article in National Geographic magazine about this exploring the area Kodachrome Flat was named after Kodak color slide film Kodachrome rich. In 1962, the Chimney Rock State Park was established there, because legal consequences of the use of the brand names were feared. A few years later gave the Kodak Corporation permission to use, so that the renaming of Kodachrome Basin State Park could be done.

A special feature of the park area is the occurrence of numerous sharp pinnacles and rock fireplaces, whose origin is explained by the deposition and sedimentation in former geysers, which then stood still as harder rock that had eroded as subsequent weathering processes the original soil around them away.