Great White Throne (mountain)

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The Great White Throne
Zion Great White Throne.JPG
The Great White Throne
Highest point
Elevation6,747 ft (2,056 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence664 ft (202 m) [1]
Coordinates37°15′40″N 112°56′28″W / 37.2610932°N 112.941051°W / 37.2610932; -112.941051Coordinates: 37°15′40″N 112°56′28″W / 37.2610932°N 112.941051°W / 37.2610932; -112.941051[2]
The Great White Throne is located in Utah
The Great White Throne
The Great White Throne
Location in Utah
LocationZion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Topo mapUSGS Temple of Sinawava

The Great White Throne[2] is a mountain of white Navajo Sandstone in Zion National Park in Washington County in southwestern Utah, United States.[1] The north face rises 2,350 feet (720 m) in 1,500 feet (460 m) from the floor of Zion Canyon near Angels Landing, it is often used as a symbol of Zion National Park. The Great White Throne can be seen from most locations along the scenic drive running through Zion Canyon.[citation needed]


The Great White Throne, August 2016

The Great White Throne was named by the Methodist minister of Ogden, Utah, Frederick Vining Fisher, in 1916.[3] On a trip up the canyon with Claud Hirschi, son of Rockville bishop David Hirschi, Fisher and Hirschi named many features in Zion Canyon. Later afternoon light gloriously lit up The Great White Throne, prompting Fischer to state:

Never have I seen such a sight before, it is by all odds America's masterpiece. Boys, I have looked for this mountain all my life but I never expected to find it in this world; this mountain is the Great White Throne.[3]

Climbing Regulations[edit]

A bivouac permit is required from the park visitor center for any climbs expected to last overnight.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Great White Throne, Utah". Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: The Great White Throne
  3. ^ a b A History of Southern Utah and Its National Parks, Angus M. Woodbury (Utah State Historical Society, Vol XII Nos. 3–4, July–October 1944; revised and reprinted, 1950: pages 198-199 OCLC 4084746)
  4. ^ Climbing regulations. Zion National Park.

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