Checkerboard Mesa

Elevation (feet): 6,680
Elevation (meters): 2,036
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Colorado Plateau
State: Utah
Latitude: 37.215599
Longitude: -112.88003
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City
Convenient Center: Springdale

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

Checkerboard Mesa is located in Zion National Park near the east entrance and is a curious attraction visible from Highway 9 which passes through the park. Park tourists photograph the unusual patterns of the steep cliffs at the north end of this butte. The name comes from the checkerboard appearance which is the result of horizontal crossbedding and vertical jointing in the Navajo sandstone of this petrified sand dune. There is a trail that takes one near the top but this is not popular climbing attraction.

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