Panorama Trail

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Distance5.2mi
Elevation Gain1,315ft
Trailhead Elevation5,788ft
Top5,952ft
Elevation Min/Max5763/5952ft
Elevation Start/End5788/5788ft

Panorama Trail

Panorama Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Kodachrome Basin State Park. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 5,788 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,315 feet. The Picnic Area picnic site is near the trailhead. There is also parking. The Fred Flintstone Spire, Hat Shop, Ballerina Spire, and Indian Cave attractions can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Cool Cave and Mammoth Spire attractions and the Panorama Point and Mammoth Spire Overlook viewpoints. This trail connects with the following: The Secret Passage.

Panorama Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Kodachrome Basin State Park, a 2,240-acre preserve southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park, is a place of vivid colors and dramatic landforms. Punctuated by the white chimneys of sand pipes, the orange cliffs, spires, and finlike ridges of Entrada sandstone that dominate the basin make it one of the more spectacular areas in southern Utah, a land renowned for its unique landscapes.

This state park is like a national park in miniature. Its concentration of unusual landforms, good access, numerous short trails, and visitor services that include a general store, campground, and cabins combine to make the park a premier destination."

"Kodachrome Basin State Park, a 2,240-acre preserve southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park, is a place of vivid colors and dramatic landforms. Punctuated by the white chimneys of sand pipes, and the orange cliffs, spires, and finlike ridges of Entrada Sandstone that dominate the basin, this is one of the more spectacular areas in southern Utah, a land renowned for its unique landscapes.

This state park is like a national park in miniature. Its concentration of unusual landforms, good access, numerous short trails, and visitor services that include a general store, campground, and cabins combine to make the park a premier destination."

"Spires, chimneys, buttes, and walls of sandstone, all colored with alluring shades and shaped into engaging natural formations, keep hikers continually intrigued along the sandy red paths of this small state park.

The Panorama Trail is precisely that: swept with panoramic vistas, it presents horizons poked with twisty red rock spires or rumpled with folding walls and ?utes that create soft lines."

"This four-mile combination ride (two-mile out-and-back connecting to a two-mile loop) is a real kick. It makes a great way to start or end the day when you’re camping at the Kodachrome Basin State Park’s superlative campground. Technically the ride is rated moderately difficult, but aerobically it is easy. Because of the sand surfaces, it makes a good choice when conditions are wet—and when Cottonwood Canyon Road and other points within the adjacent Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument will probably not be passable.

Take it slow and enjoy the scenery, dismounting now and then to mix hiking with biking. It’s the only trail open to bikes in the park, so please respect the rules to ensure that it remains open. Don’t ride off-trail onto slickrock or through gardens of spirelike cryptobiotic soil. Consider it a nature bike-hike: It’s short but fun enough that you may want to do it again. General location: Eight miles southeast of Cannonville."

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Trail Information

Kodachrome Basin State Park
Nearby City
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Views
Features
USGS Henrieville and Cannonville (trails and state park not shown on quads; a trail map is available at the visitor center)
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