Court of the Patriarchs

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

This is a simple easy trail that is great for grabbing some photos. The Court of the Patriarchs refers to a collection of three towering sandstone peaks in Zion National Park. These majestic monoliths are named after biblical figures: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Each peak stands prominently and commands attention due to its impressive size and juxtaposition of these massive sandstone peaks against the vivid blue sky and lush greenery of Zion National Park.

Abraham: The tallest of the three, Mount Abraham, rises to an elevation of about 6,959 feet.

Isaac: Mount Isaac is slightly shorter than Abraham but still an imposing presence. It stands at an elevation of approximately 6,845 feet. 

Jacob: Mount Jacob is the smallest of the trio, yet stunning as any, with an elevation of around 6,785 feet.


This is an easy hike and much of it is lesser known. It is a great way to get up close and personal with some incredible formations and the Virgin River.
Court of the Patriarchs Map

Getting to the court of the patriarchs

Shuttle stop #4 is the Court of the Patriarchs. The trail begins as a short 300-400 foot uphill walk. You will arrive at the most frequented viewpoint - Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint (see map above).

Court of the Patriarchs from Viewpoint:
Once you reach the viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the Court of the Patriarchs and the surrounding landscape. The three towering peaks—Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—should be visible against the backdrop of the stunning Zion Canyon.

There are several other viewpoints of interest in the area. beyond the main viewpoint are much less frequented and are real gems. You return back to the shuttle stop, cross the street and follow the path to the footbridge where you will find some of the best views of the Virgin River and a small waterfall. The trail is lovely and those wishing to get up close and personal with the Patriarchs.


This trail is open all year.

Zion National Park Trails