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Checkerboard Mesa

Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Quite a unique site.

Checkerboard Mesa was quite a unique site along the Mt. Carmel Highway. Worth a stop for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BigAlks
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Saskatchewan
One of Our Favorite Spots in Zion

There are easy pull-offs to park and easy walks to take in the Checkerboard area. Not for strollers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaye N
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Provo, Utah, United States
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Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Checkerboard Mesa was quite a unique site along the Mt. Carmel Highway. Worth a stop for a photograph.

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are easy pull-offs to park and easy walks to take in the Checkerboard area. Not for strollers or wheelchairs though.

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive through the park to get here is just as pretty as the checkerboard mesa formation. We saw big horned sheep on the way here.

Thank J W
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

There are better places but if you travel on the 13 mile Mt Caramel road you might as well stop to see this landmark

Thank shaymcd3
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Very cool to see while driving to the visitor's center. Definitely worth it to stop and get a closer look and take some pictures.

Thank viv2367b
Reviewed April 4, 2017

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 zero effort

Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed April 3, 2017

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 sandstone hills with grid-like crack patterns that resemble checkerboards. There is a car...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 3, 2017

When you stop and take in these sights, it makes you realize that you are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The entire park is laid out perfectly

Thank bt1sw2000
Reviewed April 2, 2017

The Checkerboard Mesas located on Rt. 9 on the way from Mt. Carmel to Zion Park are massive and impressive! If you're lucky, you'll spot a few Longhorn Sheep who live in the mountains!

Thank Linda S
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Observe this view on your way out of the park on Mt. Carmel road. There is a observation point along the road. It is cool how this formed into this pattern.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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