In the 1890s, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent settlers from Salt Lake City to establish new communities. A group of families settled in the Antelope Flats area of Jackson Hole in what is now Grand Teton National Park. This community was named Grovont (Gros Ventre) but is now known as Mormon Row.
27 homesteads were established in the area but only six remain. They’re an excellent place to learn about the human element of the park and of course for some stunning photography. The homesteads are located 1 ½ miles down Antelope Flats Road.
John Moulton Homestead
I arrived on a rainy day and couldn’t see the mountains in the background. The road was muddy and flooded at some points. My first stop was on the north end of the road at the John Moulton Homestead. I was able to see the Pink House, bunkhouse, and barn, but wasn’t able to continue to the Reed Moulton Homestead.
T.A. Moulton Barn
About a half mile down the road to the south is the T.A. Moulton barn. This barn, along with the John Moulton barn, have been featured in many iconic photos of the park. The weather didn’t allow me to capture the scenery at its best.
Clark and Veda Moulton Homestead
To the south on the same side of the road is the Clark and Veda Moulton Homestead, which contains a house, a barn, and some sheds. There are also cabins for rent on the property between Memorial Day and September.
Andy Chambers Homestead
Across the street is the Andy Chambers Homestead, which is the biggest remaining complex on Mormon Row. Chambers claimed the land in 1912. The family lived without running water until 1927 and didn’t have electricity until they erected a windmill in 1946. Power wasn’t supplied to Mormon Row until the 1950s.
Roy Chambers Homestead
To the south, there’s the Roy Chambers Homestead, which features a home, shed, and windmill.