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Sixty-seven monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film.

dog friendly gorgeous easy hike!

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

I loved this hike! there's not a lot of shade, so plan accordingly. We took the "slick rock" trail to finish the loop and it was beautiful. If you're physically able, you'll definitely want to consider going that way.
beautiful views all around.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for evening or morning photos, but midday summer time is too hot to enjoy. Very little shade.

hiking
1 month ago

This is remote, but definitely worth the drive. You walk along the gorge until it is shallow enough to drop in, then back to the road in the canyon, then retrace your way back so total distance is closer to 2.5 miles. It is flat, but rated difficult I guess because there area couple of ledges to climb up. There are ropes in place to help you climb up the 10 foot ledge. This is a beautiful canyon that you can be in all alone. There was no water present on 9/4.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool views. Similar to Garden of the Gods in CO.

Short hike, easy to the arch and then it gets slightly more difficult. There's not a lot of shade on the trail. Views were awesome! This is a neat state park.

Started to feel like more of the same view after a while. But it was a quick easy hike with kids.

Hiking to Shakespeare Arch is fun but the hiking afterward was my favorite part. All kids (ages 5-14) loved it. Beautiful views on the hike. Did it in the evening and enjoyed the shadows.

hiking
3 months ago

Interesting trail that goes into two different box canyons. If you want a medium length trail this is the one.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail climbs to a bench that have great views. The ranger told me this trail was her favorite. After hiking all of the trails in the park I agree.

Easy .3 mile to the arch. Hiked the loop. There is cutoff trail that climbs to the top of the rock. We stayed on the main trail.

Revisit from February. No mud or snow to slog through this time. Great trail but missed the water fall in cool Cave. Hikes at the break of dawn while it was still cool. No one on the trail.