Court of the Patriarchs - Zion National Park

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The Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah, are sandstone cliffs named for three towering figures of the Old Testament. They hold court over Birch Creek Canyon and that section of the Virgin River. In 1916 Frederick Vining Fisher, a Methodist minister, gave the religious names to the peaks.

On the left you can see Abraham Peak (6890 ft; 2101m), in the center you’ll find Isaac Peak (6825 ft; 2081m) and on the right, almost hidden behind Mount Moroni (5690ft; 1734m), is Jacob Peak (6831 ft; 2083m).

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  1. Patrick Leitz 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gorgeous American Nature Award, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    This Image Is Fantastic!

  2. GUNDOGAN 68 months ago | reply

    I also want to visit Utah...
    Great scene,,

  3. Batikart 67 months ago | reply

    Dachte erst schon es sei ein neues Bild, konnte mich gar nicht so gut
    daran erinnern. Dafür erinnert es mich wieder an die fantastischen
    Landschaften in den USA ... wunderschöne Aufnahme und Farben!

  4. TIA International Photography 67 months ago | reply

    A very vivid and robust landscape. Gorgeous.

  5. emrank 67 months ago | reply

    great view!! love the details when viewed large.

  6. ken m photography 67 months ago | reply

    America the beautiful! great shot.

  7. Sekkle 67 months ago | reply

    Awesome. Zion is such a beautiful park. This photo is perfect! The blue sky and clouds contrast perfectly with the red rock and green foliage. Well done!

  8. Sentrawoods. 67 months ago | reply

    Very impressive and majestic, very nice photography.

  9. Northern Straits Photo 67 months ago | reply

    Such an amazing location. This is a wonderful scene and so beautifully composed.

  10. bluegoose0fox 67 months ago | reply

    Wow this is a great picture. fantastic detail and color.

  11. Edmontonenthusiast (gone!) 67 months ago | reply

    great shot. beautiful nature. we truly have a beautIful Earth.

  12. Dan Anderson. 67 months ago | reply

    the most beautiful part of the world - just beautiful

  13. Brandon Godfrey 67 months ago | reply

    This is incredible Andreas! It looks like a fun place to shoot!

  14. Habub3 44 months ago | reply

    Wunderschöne Felsformation, klasse ins Bild gesetzt!

  15. Onasill 40 months ago | reply

    Magnificent detail. That complete area is smashing ~
    Excellent positioning on a fine capture.
    anadelmann said:
    "Can't remember that view from our visit in '09 but this looks great. Excellent composition and fascinating work with the colors."
    This photo is early 2000 so that vacant area was developed possibly.

  16. inkknife_2000 (3 million + views) 10 months ago | reply

    YOU'RE INVITED to post this picture in our group, UN-ENHANCED AMERICAN WEST.

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