A Very Nice View

Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park

The Chapel of the Transfiguration is a small log chapel in Grand Teton National Park, in the community of Moose. The chapel was sited and built to frame a view of the Cathedral Group of peaks in a large window behind the altar. The chapel, which was built in 1925, is owned and operated by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. The church is open daily, and still hosts services on Sunday. On the day of our visit, an organist was playing in the chapel.

Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park

The chapel was built to serve guests and employees of the dude ranches that stretched north of Jackson along the base of the Teton Range. The land was donated by Maud Noble, owner of nearby Menor’s Ferry, predating the establishment of Grand Teton National Park in 1929 and its expansion into the Moose area in 1950. The chapel played a primary role in the movie Spencer’s Mountain, which was filmed in Jackson Hole in 1963, and featured Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara.

Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park
Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park

The chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 10, 1980.

Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park
Chapel of the Transfiguration. Grand Teton National Park

6 thoughts on “A Very Nice View”

  1. Wonderful pictures and a beautiful place to take photos. Glad you two are back. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I had read about it and had seen a few photos that convinced me that we had to visit. It’s one of those places that I’m guessing a lot of folks would pass by on their way elsewhere. I can see you spending time there, for sure.

      Interestingly, there’s a place in the SC mountains it reminds me of. I’ve never been there but I should go:
      https://www.campgreenville.org/pretty-place/

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