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Checkerboard Mesa

Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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Very unique

Definitely stop and get out of your car! A unique formation and true testament to mother's natures... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Theresa S
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Arizona
Eastern edge of the Park

As you leave Zion NP this is just about the last photo op before the exit. Unreal view of a wall of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PMQuestions
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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Mesa country that is laid out in a checkerboard pattern and is a photographer's delight.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“east entrance” (17 reviews)
“closer look” (3 reviews)
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Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy., 1 mi west of the East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"worth a quick stop"
in 9 reviews
"east entrance"
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"closer look"
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"short stop"
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"carmel highway"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 3 reviews
"rock formations"
in 4 reviews
"main canyon"
in 3 reviews
"geological"
in 23 reviews
"pull"
in 25 reviews
"horizontal"
in 12 reviews
"turnout"
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"landmark"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely stop and get out of your car! A unique formation and true testament to mother's natures abilities.

Thank Theresa S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As you leave Zion NP this is just about the last photo op before the exit. Unreal view of a wall of rock, well, like a checkerboard. Good views in other directions too. There was a volunteer ranger there with details of some of Ruthie...More

Thank PMQuestions
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice view point where you can stop and take pictures. There is also a ranger there that has information on mountain lions.

Thank Chad B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views. Parking is quite difficult if you decide to drive through and stop and walk. Traffic can get bad through the tunnels when they run one way at a time.

Thank Leo C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reminiscent of Tuolumne area of Yosemite. Saw a couple bighorn sheep on the Slickrock on our visit.

Thank Eamonn O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to just get out and hike where you want. This entire east side of the park is great and much less crowded than the valley. Here, we packed a lunch and hiked way up the rocky ledges and had a...More

Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss this if you take the Zion-Mt Carmel scenic hwy as it's along that drive. It is cool to see how checkered it is.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zion National Park offers a lot of interesting and beautiful rock formations and Checkerboard Mesa is one of them. It's beautiful.

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful formation! The colors are amazing. The snow had fell on the formation but you could see the checkerboard pattern. The breeze picked up and watching the snow blow off the Mesa was just amazing.

Thank Dmsprad
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

There is a convenient pull off to take pictures from. It is a beautiful view that you do not want to miss.

Thank Cynthia B
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