Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

4.3
#10 of 16 in Nature in Zion National Park
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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  • The mesa itself is right along the road and is interesting to see, but for the full effect, get out and hike up along the dry wash between Checkerboard Mesa and the next mesa to the right. There is no...  more »
  • Coming over the Carmel Hwy to the national Park This is the first viewing point in the park. Nice to see how the erosion has modified this mountain into a large chessboard.
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  • One of my favorite places in the park, and it is right off the road. I always recommend coming to Zion from the East Entrance Ranger Station, because you get a much more exciting entrance to the National Park. You pass the station and then see Checkerboard Mesa, you slowly get introduced to the park before going to the tunnel and then descending to Zion canyon.
  • Sunset beauty with icy checkerboard lines

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