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Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

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  • Coming from the East Entrance, this is the first point where Zion his fame. Checkerboard Mesa is a striking rock with a strange pattern of lines created by erosion as if it were a checkerboard. Despite that fact that a visit lasts for only a short visit and you want to take the time for a photo, you should be lucky that there is a free car park. Many people stop here for the first time and it can be pretty crowded.
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  • To enjoy Zion, you can hike long or shrt trails, but you can also just park and enjoy this stunning view. I love this huge white hill with brainrock that stands out, it's really beautiful and with zer...  more »
  • The Checkerboard Mesa is an interesting geological formation and landmark located on Highway 9 through Upper East Canyon, around 1 mile from the Zion National Park East Entrance. Here you will see san...  more »