Court of the Patriarchs, Zion National Park

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The Court of the Patriarchs' is a sandstone cliff on the south face of the Three Patriarchs in Zion Canyon in Zion National Park in Washington County, Utah, United States.
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  • There are a couple really tricky things about this popular spot in Zion National Park: (1) I just assumed "Court of the Patriarchs" referred to the three sandstone monoliths towering above Zion...  more »
  • I am sure glad we had our horses to take us by the Court- the sandy trails did not look fun to hike!  more »
  • One of many famous landmarks in Zion National Park. Easy to see these 3 mountain peaks from a viewpoint along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Best viewed at sunrise or earlier in the day.  more »
  • The Court of the Patriarchs is Shuttle Stop Four. There are no services. We got off the bus, which cannot wait, and climbed a very short but terribly steep trail to a viewpoint. This walk ascends 40 feet to allow one to see over the trees. The short trail is not a good bet for wheelchairs, but most of the view can be seen from the park road looking across the Virgin River. Abraham Peak at 6890 ft., Isaac Peak at 6825 ft., Mount Moroni at 5690 ft., Jacob Peak at 6831 ft. The OT names were given to the mountains (except Mount Moroni) by Frederick Vining Fisher, a Methodist minister, who visited the park in 1916.
  • Great photo-op spot, dont forget to take the 2 minute hike to get to a higher spot to get proper view of Court of the Patriarchs and gives a nice vantage point for taking pics as well. Hike is right on the Shuttle stop. Suitable for family, kids and elderly as well.
  • Court of the Patriarchs is a popular landmark of towering peaks which can be seen from the canyon floor in Zion National Park. There is a convenient Zion Shuttle Stop (4) and short 2-3 minute ascending trail that leads to a viewpoint from which you will see fine views of the three major peaks and sandstone cliffs. The peaks were interestingly named the biblical figures Moses, Isaac and Jacob. The view of the Court of the Patriarchs is quite beautiful against the blue skies. Considering the short walk to the viewpoint, it is well worth exiting the Zion Shuttle for a few minutes to take a few pictures and to enjoy the scenery here before proceeding further into Zion. Shuttles pass by to pick-up and drop off passengers every few minutes.
  • Lovely place. Don't just look from the viewpoint, take a walk near the river to get better view and different perspective
  • The size of these projections of the canyon walls get lost in the sheer number of them. Some range from 2000 to 3000 feet high. The valley is only a half mile across; so you find yourself looking up a lot.

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