Mormon Row – Grand Teton National Park | Debbi Marquette Photography

December 9, 2022

Mormon Row – Grand Teton National Park 

Grand Teton National Park is a photographer’s dream.  Stunning mountains, lakes, wildlife — it has it all.   Mormon Row in Grand Teton is settler’s homesteads with the dramatic Teton range looming majestically over the settler’s dreams and hopes.   If you are a photographer, there are some of the best barn photography pictures taken here.  


The Homestead Act of 1862, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, said that people could migrate west and set up a homestead and get 160 acres of public land to own, free. In the 1890s, Mormon settlers from Salt Lake set up homesteads here in what is now called Mormon Row. There were 27 homesteads here originally.  They clustered together to share work duties and community.  A schoolhouse and church also were built here.  Six homesteads remain intact today.  

The Teton Mountains are a mountain chain in the Rocky Mountains.  So living here was tough.  Winters are harsh, long and brutal.  Forgetting the beauty, picture yourself living here in a long harsh winter and feet of snow.  

Mormon Row Barns

The most famous barn is the John Moulton Barn. 

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John Moulton barn in Grand Teton National Park in black and white.  old  barn with the Grand Teton mountains in the background.  Mormon Row, Grand Teton photography, barn photography, mountain photography

 Photographers from around the world stop here to capture this iconic historic structure with the Teton Range in the background.  Barn photography does not get more scenic than this. 

The “pink” house near the barn belonged to John and Bertha Moulton. 

John and Bertha Moulton pink house on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park.  mountain photography, national park photography

The Thomas Murphy barn is as picturesque as they come.  The barn and house are in excellent condition and the Teton Mountains in the background provide the perfect backdrop.   

Thomas Murphy barn in Grand Teton National Park.  Mountains are in the background and beautiful scenery.  mountain photography, barn photography, national park photography

Proximity to Yellowstone National Park

The southern end of Yellowstone National Park is a little over 30 miles from Grand Teton.  If you make a trip to Yellowstone, be sure to add extra time to see Grand Teton National Park and Mormon Row.

Debbi Marquette Photography is located in Upstate New York at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  Debbi is  a travel, landscape and bald eagle photographer specializing in artistic, authentic, and memorable landscape and wildlife photography.   She travels frequently, lives near the mountains and constantly has a camera in her hand to capture photographs so others can see the beauty of our world.

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