Zion’s Checkerboard Mesa Is A Natural Phenomenon


Produced from millions of years of erosion and cross bedding of the soft sandstone layers, Zion National Park’s Checkerboard Mesa is a natural geologic feature.  One visitor to the park asked me if it was man made, probably because they couldn’t comprehend how nature could offer this. No stucco here!

 

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