Kodachrome Basin State Park

February 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Cannonville, Utah

The basin contains eroded, multicolored rock formations in various shades of red, yellow, pink, white and brown; together with the (usually) deep blue sky and occasional green vegetation this combination led the National Geographical Society to name the area, in 1949, with the permission of Kodak Film Corporation.

The one unique feature of the park is the presence of over 60 spires or chimneys of rock, known as sand pipes, which are thought to be solidified sediment that filled ancient springs or geysers, left standing after the softer surrounding Entrada sandstone weathered away. The tallest is 170 feet high. The Entrada layer makes up most of the red rocks in the park, while the overlying whitish strata are from the Dakota and Tropic Shale formations.

Prints are available through this site or my Pixels - Fine Art America site. See more of my Kodachrome Basin State Park photography here.

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Cannonville, Utah

 


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