Is there a prettier setting for a pioneer church than this one? "I doubt it", I thought, as I admired the log cabin church framed against the Cathedral Group of the Teton Mountain range.
The Chapel of the Transfiguration sits on rise near the south entrance to Grand Teton National Park. This log chapel was constructed in 1925, predating the establishment of Grand Teton National Park in 1929. It was built by local ranchers to provide a convenient place to worship for pioneers and ranch-hands in the area, sparing them the journey south into Jackson. It seats 65 people (with additional seating outside weather permitting).
The Chapel is a popular stop with photographers and sight-seers. It's still a functioning Episcopalian church, with Sunday services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am during the summer. It's also a popular venue for summer weddings.
The following photo provided last weekend's One Clue Mystery photo. It was recognized by Professor Abe and George G.
The chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 10, 1980. It is approachable by car most of the year (weather permitting) but is only open to the public from May to September each year. There is no admission fee.