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Ansel Adams - National Archives 79-AA-V01
Court of the Patriarchs, 1933.
Photo by Ansel Adams
Zion Court of the Patriarchs Panorama
Court of the Patriarchs, 2010
Abraham Peak, Isaac Peak, and Mount Moroni (Jacob Peak behind Mt. Moroni)

The Court of the Patriarchs is a set of three sandstone monoliths and associated cliffs on the west side of Zion National Park. The three main peaks were named by Frederick Fisher in 1916 for the biblical figures Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Court of the Patriarchs. According to the Köppen climate classification system, it is located in a cold semi-arid climate zone, which is defined by the coldest month having an average mean temperature below 32 °F (0 °C), and at least 50% of the total annual precipitation being received during the spring and summer. This desert climate receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of annual rainfall, and snowfall is generally light during the winter.


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