Photo of the Mormon Row Barns, Grand Teton National Park

Road Trip: Day 1

The Mormon Row barns are popular with photographers in the southern part of Grand Teton National Park. The conventional wisdom is to shoot this area in the morning, with warm light on the barns and low, front light on the Tetons in the background. However, I’ve seen great images of these barns shot in afternoon too, with back- and side-lighting or with afternoon weather. From Jackson take the Jackson Hole road north past Moose Junction. Antelope Flats road lies on the right. There are often bison on or near Antelope Flats road making for nice photos of them with the Tetons as a backdrop. Head east on Antelope Flats road about a mile until it is crossed by a gravel road — you are there. Two barns lie to the right (south) and two to the left (north). The barns are on National Park land but there is some private property nearby, so be careful and quiet where you park and walk. Those who focus on wildlife will likely get bored of these barns quickly, but if you are into landscape photography these barns provide a wonderful foreground subject.

An old barn at Mormon Row is lit by the morning sun with the Teton Range rising in the distance, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

An old barn at Mormon Row is lit by the morning sun with the Teton Range rising in the distance.
Image ID: 12999
Location: Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA