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Photo taken by Daniel Mayer in August 2004.

The Three Patriarchs are visible from the Zion Canyon Visitor Centre and Watchman Campground Area. The massive cliffs consist of Lower Jurassic-age formations, including (from bottom to top): the Moenave Formation, the Kayenta Formation, and the massive Navajo Sandstone. These Jurassic-aged cliff-forming formations overlie older slope-forming formations along river level: the Moenkopi Formation (Lower Triassic) and the Chinle Formation (Upper Triassic). The cliffs tops in Zion Canyon range roughly 2,000 feet above stream level.


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