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Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah
Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Third Utah State Park in a day… don’t worry about it!

Boomer and I arrived at the entrance of Kodachrome Basin State Park and briefly chatted with the park attendant. I asked for information on flash flooding and what roads were closed. He informed us that the road to The Governor’s Arch was not open… another side effect of the rain and unfortunately a spot I had wanted to visit.

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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Utah

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

I read quite a few travel blogs and most of them have a common theme… while traveling don’t plan everything down to the minute… you know like I do.

I know my planning style doesn’t leave the door open for much spontaneity and often leaves me cutting things out because it takes longer to get somewhere or do something than I think. I do this as I would rather cut down than waste a morning in a hotel room trying to decide what to do. It takes me forever to decide what TV show to watch – I can’t imagine what I would do trying to plan on the fly while traveling. Who wants to waste time in a hotel room when they could be out exploring?

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes Utah State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes Utah State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah

After picking up Boomer from “dog care” where he appeared to be having way too much fun, we headed back to Zion National Park. I had planned on spending the night in Kanab Utah with a stop over at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes Utah State Park.

Traffic was heavy while leaving the Zion, however, well organized. Note that the Zion-Mount Carmel highway is peppered with many tunnels along with restrictions for going through the tunnels. If your vehicle is 11’4″ feet tall (3.47 meters) or taller or 7’10” feet (2.16 meters) wide or wider you will need to purchase a traffic control pass for $15 at the park entrance. This pass grants you park ranger traffic assistance as you pass through the tunnels with your large and in charge vehicle!