Pretty flat on top. Used GPS to help guide me to highpoint.
With a few hours to kill before I had to return to St. George to pick up the wife and kids from school, I decided to give this Mesa a go, even though it had rained during the night. Ended up having more of an adventure than I anticipated. There was very little snow, but the rock was wet and a little icy in places. As a consequence, I had to use game/social trails in the trees a little more than I wanted. So I ended up scrambling up seriously muddy slopes and trails. As I hiked/slid/scrambled to the saddle, the cloud cover made me think I wasn't going to get much in the way of views, but, as I reached the promontory at the far end, the clouds cleared and I was gifted a sublime, phenomenal view, which made the muddy scramble well worth it. It will be fun to come back and do this again when things are drier.
I didn't do any homework on this as the trip was a last minute decision. I was envisioning a short, slickrock scramble but it's a short hike with limited views on mostly steep dirt. Game trails make it pretty easy, one of the easiest summits in Zion.
A quick hike up very steep dirt to a treed plateau. Disapointing views compared to many of the other summits in Zion.
Good first hike in the park.
My 11 year old son Evan and I reached the summit via the eastern gully and saddle. Still some snow packed in places. Evan found it a fun challenge. The views from the saddle were great. We were stymied in getting to the northern viewpoint however.
A couple years ago with a buddy. Our 4th Zion NP peak of the day. Picked up a little poison ivy along the way.
Checkerboard Mesa on April Fools Day. The gully was full of trees and other debris. Good view of the east side of Zion.