Kodachrome Nature

Round Trip Distance: 0.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5822 - 5836 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Kodachrome Nature
Attractions: Scenic geology

The Kodachrome Nature trail is located just south of Cannonville, Utah in the Kodachrome Basin State Park. The wide hard packed dirt trail is rated ADA accessible. Beginning near the Oasis Group Site the trail follows a somewhat secluded path through a pinyon and juniper forest with a healthy growth of sagebrush, rabbitbrush, Mormon tea, buffaloberry and more.

Kodachrome Basin State Park is 9 miles south of Cannonville, Utah. To get there simply enter the parks name in your driving app and follow the directions. Maps and current information can be obtained from the Visitor Center as well as cold drinks and souvenirs. 

The trail forks and begins a loop a short distance from the trailhead.

Interpretive signs line the trail providing a wealth of facts about various plants and their importance to wildlife and their traditional use by people. 

The colorfulness of the geology for which the park is named presents a pleasing backdrop to the scene.

Spires, that are so common in the area, add to the wonderment.

And some suggestively to the amusement.

Families with small children are sure to enjoy the easiness of the Kodachrome Nature trail and the opportunities that it presents to learn about the various plants and animals to be observed in the desert ecosystem of Kodachrome Basin State Park. I myself always like learning and relearning about the plants and am often surprised how additional facts can be presented about the same plant read about on a previous nature trail. Those wishing to take advantage of the campgrounds or bunkhouse should probably make reservations in advance to ensure not being turned away upon arrival. The park also offers showers and a laundry. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.