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Court of the Patriarchs

Address: Zion Canyon Scenic Dr., Zion National Park, UT 84767
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Type: National Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This would be the 1st view point of the Scenic Canyon drive. We arrived too early and the towers were still with shadows. So best bet to get a good shot of the famous vista of Zion would be around late morning, the golden towers against a deep blue sky. Simply amazing.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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267 reviews 267 reviews
138 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Part of the Scenic Drive thru Zion Canyon. Recommend doing late morning for best lighting (at least in the winter). Obtained some amazing photos here (need an ultra wide lens to really capture everything). Highly recommended.

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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is the second(?) shuttle stop going into the canyon, so catch it at sunrise. The patriarchs light up and make a very dramatic site. Short hill climb to observation area. The time between buses is enough to see it all.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Though quite hot and dry, the rock formations along the cool Virgin River are breathtaking. The shuttle service that takes you all along the Zion National Park canyon is well worth any cost you might have to pay.

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Pleasanton, California
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221 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is probably the most well known focal point of the ZIon park. The view of the three peaks with the tops lit up by the morning sun is the "signature" photo op. So if you were to take a single picture from the park, this probably should be it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is worth stopping and getting out for the photo ops. Very distinct and beautiful rock formations and colors.

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Elk Grove, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was one of my favorite sites in Zion Canyon. The lighting and angles from which photos can be taken make for a billion different kinds of images ....

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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While you can simply stop and walk around and look at the river along the bottom of the canyon, you really should climb the short trail across the street (east side) to get a spectacular view of the three peaks that are known as the Court of the Patriarchs. The best time is in the morning when the peaks are... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are so many great views to see in the National Park, and this is one of them. Stop in the lay-by, take some pictures and, more importantly, take a few minutes to contemplate the majestic figures towering above and around you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There are some great walks & scenery throughout Zion National Park, this one probably wasn't worth the stop.

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