The State Park has 31 camp sites, about 10 of those have full hookups. Amenities include restrooms/showers, dump station, a few cabins and a tiny store. The park is located nine miles out a paved road from the tiny town of Cannonville, and is nestled in a basin surrounded by colorful rock walls. There are 12 miles of trails in the park. Even though there is no cell or internet connectivity, we had good satellite reception.
|Site 31 is very deep, it could hold any size RV. Great separation from our only neighbor.|
|A view of the campground nestled in the Basin.|
During our four night stay we managed to hike all the trails in the park, drive the excellent dirt road to Cottonwood Canyon for more hiking, plus one day spent almost entirely in the RV due to cold winds and threat of rain. We really enjoyed the park and the campground and the surrounding countryside. I'll let the pictures tell the story...
|I kept seeing teeth and toes and noses in the rocks!|
|The fine grit of this particular sandstone creates drip castles under the bulges!|
|The sandstone layer here was more fragile than we have seen other places.|
If you rub your hand on it you remove fine particles.
|There are 67 sedimentary spires in the Park. This graceful one is called Ballerina.|
|Cool Cave wasn't really a cave, but it was pretty cool!|
We even managed two meet ups with our friends the Nealys. One afternoon we drove to their campsite in Bryce Canyon, and another day they stopped by our site. Turns out they had the same site immediately following our stay, we even passed each other as we left and they arrived at Kodachrome!
|Deas, Jen, Hans and Lisa at the Nealys' site in Bryce Canyon.|
The day we drove out Cottonwood Road was cold but beautiful. It was about 11 miles on this excellent dirt road to Grosvenor Arch from the campground.
|Looking towards Kodachrome Basin area, with the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon |
and the snowy peaks of Brian Head in the distance.
On our Utah state map we noticed that Cottonwood Canyon was just a couple miles further on Cottonwood Road. What a pleasant surprise it was when we came upon the Cottonwood Narrows North trail head.
|We parked at the North Narrows trail head and walked about 1.5 miles down the canyon.|
After about 1.5 miles in Cottonwood Canyon we popped out on the road at the South Narrows trail head. We decided to walk the road back to the truck, which turned out to be an excellent choice...the colors and textures of the surrounding countryside were amazing!
|Walking back up the road to the truck.|
Back at Kodachrome Basin State Park, we hiked the Sentinel trail.
|Along the Sentinel trail.|
|We were being watched...|
|Hans is but a tiny speck on the slickrock.|
We really enjoyed this little sojourn in a black hole, but it's nice to be back in the land of connectivity. In fact, we were surprised to discover that the internet at our new location, Canyons of Escalante RV Park and Cabins, has better internet than we are able to get on our own!