Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Deseret Peak Utah Temple

General contractor preparing for construction; estimated to be completed in late 2023 to early 2024
Deseret Peak Utah Temple

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Location

West of 2400 North 400 West
Tooele, Utah  84074
United States

Announcement: 

7 April 2019

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

15 May 2021 by Brook P. Hales

Exterior Finish: 

Cast stone

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, four sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

70,000 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

A beautiful spirit descended upon Utah's Tooele Valley this morning at the groundbreaking service for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple. Elder Brook P. Hales of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the event. In his site dedicatory prayer, he asked: "Please bless all that will live in this temple district that they will feel the godly power of this sacred edifice." About two hundred Church members and invited guests attended at the temple site on Saturday morning under blue skies. The three-story temple will be approximately 70,000 square feet. A 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built on site in the northwestern section of Tooele. Elder Hales prayed, "Help us that through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we might be prepared and worthy to enter Thy sacred house to receive the blessings of exaltation available for ourselves and for our ancestors."1


Temple Design

The Deseret Peak Utah Temple will be a three-story building of approximately 70,000 square feet. Plans also call for the construction of an adjacent 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse. The exterior of the temple will be clad in cast stone with copper shingles. Inspiration for the architectural details was drawn from nearby historic tabernacles. Several flowers native to the Tooele Valley will be featured in the art glass and throughout interior and exterior including cliffrose and silvery lupine.2


Temple Rendering

On April 7, 2020, an official exterior rendering was released for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple. On April 28, 2020, a series of interior renderings were released.


Temple Site

On January 19, 2021, the new name and location for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed in the community of Tooele, west of the intersection of 2400 North 400 West.3


Temple Announcement

Utah's twenty-first temple was announced for Tooele Valley on April 7, 2019, at the Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson. There are eleven stakes organized in the valley with stake centers located in the communities of Tooele, Stansbury Park, Grantsville, and Erda. In recent years, Church membership has grown steadily in the county with members driving over 30 miles to participate in temple worship at the Salt Lake Temple.4


Temple Facts

The Deseret Peak Utah Temple will be the twenty-first temple built in Utah and the first built in Tooele County.


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Deseret Peak Utah Temple Construction Underway," 15 May 2021.
  2. "Interior Renderings Released for Deseret Peak Utah Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Apr. 2020.
  3. "Tooele Valley Temple Relocated and Renamed," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Jan. 2021.
  4. "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.

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