Court of the Patriarchs

Photo of three large sandstone mountains above a shuttle bus.
Enjoy views of the Patriarchs, Mount Moroni, and The Sentinel.

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Quick Facts

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Court of the Patriarchs

Enjoy spectacular views of the three patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The three peaks were named in 1916 by a Methodist Minister, Dr. Frederick Vining Fischer, and two local boys from Southern Utah. They were so inspired and struck by the stunning scenery of Zion Canyon they gave religious names to many of the peaks they observed. The three peaks are best seen from an overlook on the east side of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The trail to the overlook is very short but steep.  Also at this location you can enjoy excellent views of The Sentinel and Mount Moroni.

Trails accessed from here:

  • Sand Bench Trail may be accessed from Court of the Patriarchs, though this is not the official trailhead. The official trailhead begins at the Zion Lodge.
  • A short, but steep, walk to the Court of the Patriarchs overlook.

Shuttle Service

When the Zion Canyon Shuttle is running, Court of the Patriarchs is shuttle stop #4.

Zion National Park

Last updated: January 11, 2024