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Checkerboard Mesa

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Address: Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Mesa country that is laid out in a checkerboard pattern and is a...

Mesa country that is laid out in a checkerboard pattern and is a photographer's delight.

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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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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chicago, il

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Byram, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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chicago, il
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Paris - France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,772 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 park where you can pull off and have a good look at this intriguing land... More 

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Riverside, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Driving through Zion you see many outstanding sites. This was one of them. Look closely and you may see mountain goats.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice example. You can see many on trails and up close but this is as easy as just pulling off the road don't have to dismount vehicles

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A few miles after the tunnel - ok for a 2 min stop but not really that interesting compared to other things in Zion

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