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Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin is a small, popular state park in Utah USA, situated a few miles south of Utah Route 12, due east of Bryce Canyon, and reached by a paved road.

The park contains eroded, multicoloured 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 Geographic Society to name the area, with the consent of the Kodak Corporation.

The one unique feature of the park is the presence of many 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 rock weathered away.

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