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Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

4.4
#8 of 16 in Nature in Zion National Park
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Geologic Formation
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  • Had I not seen the sign, I would not have realized what I was passing. this is located off the main road between the 2 southern gates. Your best view is when traveling east to west 
    Had I not seen the sign, I would not have realized what I was passing. this is located off the main road between the 2 southern gates. Your best view is when traveling east to west  more »
  • So unusual! Take time to stop here and take a picture. Not really a place for hiking but we did climb up a few feet to get our picture taken on it for perspective. 
    So unusual! Take time to stop here and take a picture. Not really a place for hiking but we did climb up a few feet to get our picture taken on it for perspective.  more »
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  • CHECKERBOARD MESA CANYON -Tourists who drive Route 9 through the Upper East Canyon can stop and view the formation at the Checkerboard Mesa parking lot and viewing area located just down the road from the East Entrance ranger station. We didn’t spend much time here but we were blessed to see a herd of mountain goat socializing among themselves. The roads were already getting packed with traffic and tourists. After all it is summer!
  • A must-see for geology nerds. While the sign warns there are no toilets on the trail there are none at the parking lot either. What's that all about?

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