Circle of Friends:
"Circle of Friends"
I'll make this simple for you, Checkerboard is easily one of the three best technical canyons in Zion National Park. Checkerboard Canyon is rated 3B IV using the Canyon Rating System and requires complete technical gear. A GPS is extremely helpful and a good quality route description is indispensable when attempting this route. Navigation for this adventure is difficult. A Zion backcountry permit is required for this canyon. Checkerboard Canyon has a high flash flood danger, check the weather report before attempting this route.
This trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in dry weather conditions. A shuttle vehicle is required. Several local companies offer commercial shuttles for a very reasonable price.
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