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That's what it looks like !!!

Nature is amazing...they call it a checkerboard and that is what it looks like, however there are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gold-vintner
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Caused by petrified sand dunes drifts

Yes, it's interesting, but the real cause of these odd looking striations in the rock is ancient... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gafilpoo
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Bluffton, Ohio
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Mesa country that is laid out in a checkerboard pattern and is a photographer's delight.
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Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nature is amazing...they call it a checkerboard and that is what it looks like, however there are many more squares in that rock than on a checkerboard !!!!

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it's interesting, but the real cause of these odd looking striations in the rock is ancient blowing sand dunes that blew into lays in multiple directions, then were compressed and eroded for us to enjoy millions of years later!

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quick stopover to take a first view on the park when you enter from Eastern side.Nothing to do besides admiring the view

Thank sorabh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped and looked and thought what is the fuss? I mean it is cool, but the other scenery around the area is so much better. There is a great little pull out stop to park & get out, if your looking for a stop.

Thank catskierMichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The checkerboard Mesa was amazing. It is powerful and beautiful. This ride is really spiritual. You are amazed with the beauty of nature and all those rocks.

Thank hello2you_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Love Love Zion NP. As soon as we entered into the park, I was wide eyed and could believe how beautiful everything was. We will return.

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way from Bryce to Zion for a quick view. Really amazing how these formations have all the lines in them

Thank doodlebugakj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The geographic features here are amazing. The colors and markings on this part of the mountains are very unique.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This side of the park has plenty of cracked rocks. It's amazing but you have to go through the tunnel to get there. Plenty of dedicated hikers around.

Thank colonialmist
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Fascinating part of Zion National Park. Definitely worth a stop and perhaps a hike. This is a very distinctive foundation.

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