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Inclined Temple
Inclined Temple from Zion West Rim Trail.jpg
East aspect, from West Rim Trail
Highest point
Elevation 7,150 ft (2,180 m)
Prominence 630 ft (190 m)
Isolation 0.92 mi (1.48 km)
Parent peak Point 7370 (7,370 ft)
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS The Guardian Angels
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Easiest route class 5+ climbing

Inclined Temple is a remote 7,150-foot (2,180 meter) elevation summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States.


Inclined Temple, a mesa-like formation composed of Navajo Sandstone, is situated 7.0 mi (11.3 km) north of Springdale, Utah. Its nearest neighbor is Ivins Mountain, one half mile to the north, and South Guardian Angel is set approximately three miles to the west-northwest. Its name was officially adopted in 1935 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. This geographical feature is so named because its broad top has a decided incline. Precipitation runoff from this mountain drains into North Creek, a tributary of the Virgin River.


Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Inclined Temple. 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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