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Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

Categories: Mountains, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Checkerboard Mesa is located in Zion National Park. Add Checkerboard Mesa to your Zion National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • Checkerboard Mesa sits at Zion's east entrance and is the king of the Park's east mesas. Try to visit either early or late in the day to see its striations in their best light. Desert big horn sheep a...  read more »
  • It's pretty cool looking, and an interesting geological feature, but pull off the road, get your pic and you're done:-) 
  • Shortly after you enter Zion from the east you come upon this mesa or plateau. It looks like a checkerboard because of the vertical and horizontal lines in the rock. There is a nearby overlook that en...  read more »
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