The word "Kodachrome"
was not chosen by locals to impress people in outside world.
It was chosen by National Geographic Society - a group well
qualified to talk about the photogenic places in the world.
Kodachrome basin is virtually untouched. It is towering
monolithic spires or chimneys. According to geologists the
area was once similar to what Yellowstone Park is today. The
ancient springs and geysers filled up with sediment and then
solidified. The spires you see today at Kodachrome Basin were
left standing after the softer Entrada sandstone surrounding
them eroded away. The slick rock and semi-desert climate make
this state park attractive to visitors all year.