Monday, July 5, 2010

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Geologists believe Kodachrome Basin State Park was once similar to Yellowstone National Park with hot springs and geysers, which eventually filled up with sediment and solidified. Through time, the Entrada sandstone surrounding the solidified geysers eroded, leaving large sand pipes. Sixty-seven sand pipes ranging from 6 ft to 173 ft have been identified in the park.

We headed out into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument BLM in southern Utah. The Arch is named to honor Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875-1966), a president of the National Geographic Society, publishers of the National Geographic Magazine.

To get there you have to travel some ruff but fun back roads!

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

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