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Kodachrome Basin State Park
East of Bryce Canyon, Utah

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Sand pipes are a distinctive feature of Kodachrome Basin

Sand pipes are a distinctive feature of Kodachrome Basin

Geologists differ on the origin of these vertical columns of hardened sand that occur within horizontal strata. There are 67 of them here at Kodachrome Basin, but few others known anywhere in the world.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Red and yellow rock outcrops in Kodachrome Basin

Red and yellow rock outcrops in Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin was named by a National Geographic expedition, after the film they were using

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Above the campground at Kodachrome Basin

Above the campground at Kodachrome Basin

Overlooking the campground area at Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

The Angels Palace Trail follows the sinuous edge of a low mesa within Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Juniper tree at Kodachrome Basin State Park

Juniper tree at Kodachrome Basin State Park

Angels Palace Trail is the most popular trail in Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Cliff edge Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

Cliff edge Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

The Angels Palace trail climbs steeply from the campground, but then wanders along the almost level cliff edge for a circuitous mile or so.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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On the Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

On the Angels Palace trail at Kodachrome Basin

At the far end of the Angels Palace loop trail there is a cluster of sand pipes, a geologic feature unique to Kodachrome Basin.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Sand pipe at Kodachrome Basin

Sand pipe at Kodachrome Basin

A large sand pipe recently eroded out of the retreating cliff face at Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Chimney Rock in Kodachrome Basin

Chimney Rock in Kodachrome Basin

Chimney Rock in Kodachrome Basin stands alone in a flat valley

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Chimney Rock at Kodachrome Basin State Park

Chimney Rock at Kodachrome Basin State Park

Tallest and most massive of the unusual sand pipes at Kodachrome Basin, Chimney Rock rises all by itself from a flat valley floor. It is 170 feet (52 meters) tall.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Date photographed: May 1, 2014
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Chimney Rock, in Kodachrome Basin

Chimney Rock, in Kodachrome Basin

Chimney Rock, in Kodachrome Basin

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Date photographed: May 26, 2002

The Eagle View Trail, built by nineteenth century cattlemen, climbs out of Kodachrome Basin

The Eagle View Trail, built by nineteenth century cattlemen, climbs out of Kodachrome Basin

The Eagle View Trail, built by nineteenth century cattlemen, climbs out of Kodachrome Basin

, Utah

Date photographed: May 26, 2002

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