Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

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Checkerboard Mesa is located in Zion National Park. Use our Zion National Park day trip planning tool to add Checkerboard Mesa and other attractions to your Zion National Park vacation plans.
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  • Exiting Zion, the Checkerboard Mesa is a obligatory photo opportunity. Besides being an amazing sight, it is a great background for a family photo!  more »
  • If you enter from highway 89 you pass it just inside the park gates, it's nothing compared to the main canyon but worth pulling over for a closer look.  more »
  • We would not have known this was an attraction but since we drove past it, enjoyed the views of this scored rock face.  more »

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Where to stay in Zion National Park

If you want to stay inside Zion National Park, you can choose from three campgrounds or the Zion Lodge, which includes motel rooms, cabins, suites, and a restaurant. Two of the campgrounds sit near the south entrance, while the third lies more isolated about a one-hour drive from Zion Canyon along the Kolob Terrace Road. The gateway town of Springdale just south of the park has a wide range of accommodations. Choose from cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, rustic riverside lodges, and clean and simple motels. If everything's full here, try the nearby towns of Virgin and Hurricane.
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