Zion National Park Sights

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Updated 12/19/2014

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The distinctive waffle patterns on this huge, white mound of sandstone were created by eons of freeze/thaw cycles creating vertical fractures, along with the exposure of horizontal bedding planes by erosion. The crosshatch effect is stunning and well worth stopping at the pull-out, 1 miles west of the east entrance, for a long gaze.

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Zion–Mount Carmel Hwy., Zion National Park, Utah, 84767, United States

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Updated 12/19/2014


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