Kodachrome Basin State Park

Southwestern Utah

Dozens of red, pink and white sandstone chimneys highlight this colorful state park, named for its photogenic landscape by the National Geographic Society. The Panorama Trail leads to tall sedimentary pipes and an interesting sight called 'cool cave,' while the Shakespeare Arch-Sentinel Trail affords awesome vistas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Southwestern Utah attractions

1. Bryce Point

11.08 MILES

If you stop nowhere else along the scenic drive, be sure to catch the stunning views from Bryce Point. You can walk the rim above Bryce Amphitheater for…

2. Paria View

11.45 MILES

Three miles north of Swamp Canyon, signs point to the Paria View viewpoint, which lies 2 miles off the main road. This is the place to come for sunsets…

3. Tower Bridge

11.74 MILES

With ramparts, goblins and a drawbridge, this remarkable feature is found on a little spur off the Fairyland Loop Trail. It's an excellent picnic spot…

4. Bryce Canyon National Park

12.03 MILES

The Grand Staircase – a series of steplike uplifted rock layers stretching north from the Grand Canyon – dramatically culminates in the Pink Cliffs…

5. Inspiration Point

12.17 MILES

A short path from the parking lot, off Scenic Drive, leads to jaw-dropping views of the Bryce Amphitheater and Silent City. This is also a top spot for…

6. Thor's Hammer

12.21 MILES

This tower looks like the hammer of the mighty Thor. It's best viewed from the upper switchbacks on the Navajo Loop Trail.

7. Queen Victoria

12.24 MILES

While many of the hoodoos look like various chess pieces, the Queen Victoria feature at the bottom of the Queen's Garden Trail is one of the more…

8. Sunset Point

12.28 MILES

This is the nexus of the park, with easy access to the lodge, trails and other services. Aside from great views of the Silent City, this point is known…