The park's landscape resembles that of the Yellowstone National Park. The well-known sand pipes are believed to be remnants of solidified sediment that filled the ancient geysers and dominated the landscape. It is believed that the red, brown, white, and yellow layers of sediment became exposed as outer layers of Entrada sandstone eroded. These multi-colored sand pipes range in height from 6 ft. to 170 ft.
Kodachrome Basin State Park is surrounded by Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The 2,240 acre park is located 20 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park. Kodachrome Basin State Park is located at 5,800 ft., known for warm, sunny summers and mild winters. The park is open year round from 6:00 am through 10:00 pm.