Panorama Loop

Round Trip Distance: 3-6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5740 - 5843 feet
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Time: 1 hr. 30 mins.
Trailhead: Panorama/Grand Parade
Fee: $10/vehicle
Attractions: Scenic geology

The Panorama Loop is located in the Kodachrome Basin State Park near Cannonville, Utah. The trail follows a route that takes it past a handful of scenic sandpipe spires and an old Indian Cave that is decorated with many grooves and notches, some of which resemble large handprints. Several out and back branches along the way offer further exploration of attractions such as Panorama Point, Cool Cave and the Secret Passage.

To get there from Cannonville follow the paved Kodachrome Road for about 9 miles to the parks entrance. Continue past the Visitor Center to where the Panorama/Grand Parade trailhead will be on the right.

The Panorama trail begins across the road from the trailhead. 

The hard packed dirt track is open to mountain bikes and horseback riders as well as hikers. 

Scenic sandstone spires can be found all along the trail. 

After passing the Big Bear Spire the trail begins a loop that takes it around a large sagebrush flat with a sparse juniper forest.

As the route begins looping toward the north the trail to Panorama Point branches off on the left. Panorama Point offers distant views of Bryce Canyon National Park.

As the trail continues it passes a short spur that leads to Mammoth Spire Overlook followed by the out and back trail to Cool Cave.

A short secluded excursion loop makes a pass through a hidden area known as the Secret Passage.

As the trail continues looping around the scene is dominated by one of the areas most prominent features that they call the Ballerina Spire. 

Before the loop comes to an end it passes the Indian Cave where a section of the cliff is covered with grooved handprints. 

As the longest trail in the Kodachrome Basin the Panorama trail provides access to many of the parks unique geological features. The hiking is easy but depending upon current temperatures and ones own fitness level it may seem much more strenuous to some visitors. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.