Chapel of the Transfiguration…Grand Teton National Park
A visit to Grand Teton National Park can be an overwhelming experience. With it’s rugged hikes and abundant wildlife it’s hard to peel yourself away to explore the other aspects of the park.
However, don’t leave the park without making a stop at the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
At first glance, this 1925 chapel looks like any other small quaint log structure. It’s not until the crowds have all gone and only the sound of the wind is left, that you really start to see the history here. Take time to reflect as you sit on one of the old wooden pews, notice the detail, watch the light through the stained glass windows and listen to the buzz of the flies. Imagine the weddings, funerals and pleading prayers that been witnessed in same seat you occupy. You may leave with your mind in a different form than when you arrived.
Let the adventure begin…
Wasn’t that Church in the movie “Spencers Mountain” with Henry Fonda ?? Great Movie………I believe the TV series “The Waltons” was somewhat based on the movie……personally I think the movie was much better then the series.
A long-time favorite (first visit was in 1963). Video is very well done.
I’m linking to some of your posts on my Destinations page on my Haw Creek site. I’m hoping that visitors will use the page to find interesting places to see and visit.
Thanks for sharing Mike, that is exactly why we keep this website: to help others plan their adventures!
Thanks for the post as we’re planning on visiting Grand Tetons on our way to Maryland.
Thank you for posting this! We are passing through next weekend and would likely have missed this historic treasure. We will take time to reflect and look at the details while we may have just blown through.
Grand Teton National Park is one of the places me and my family have been to. The Chapel of the Transfiguration is a special place. We love the view from the window, also. There is, also, a couple of old barns and one of them was in the movie Shane.
Man…that was an awesome capture of an incredible place!
Reminds me of the chapel in “Kill Bill”. Good place to meditate.
Creepy but I love it!
When you enter the church and see all the minor details first hand, you realize how precious this place is to those who built it nearly 100 years ago. Take time to reflect and you’ll notice the dents in the floor behind the pews where thousands have kneeled before you (in the video at 0:47 seconds). What’s amazing is service is still held here weekly for those who are willing to make the pilgrimage.
Beautiful! The golden trees are beautiful. Were the woods filled with color? Neat video, I enjoyed it.
The scenery is beautiful! I bet that was quite the eerie experience in such an old place.
Gone With the Wynns
It was a tiny bit eerie but more than anything it was a great place to sit and think. The view from the window really is amazing.