Grand Junction Colorado Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
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Announcement:4 April 2021
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:25,000 square feet
The Grand Junction Colorado Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On September 17, 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Grand Junction Colorado Temple.
On June 23, 2021, the location of the Grand Junction Colorado Temple was announced as a beautiful 6.94-acre site, located at the intersection of Horizon Drive and North 12th Street, just a mile from an Interstate 70 interchange. The single-story temple will be approximately 25,000 square feet.1
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Grand Junction Colorado Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. Colorado, in the Intermountain West of the United States, is home to over 150,000 Latter-day Saints and around 310 congregations. The first mission of the Church in Colorado was established in 1896. The first official congregation was formed only a year later, in January 1897. The Grand Junction Colorado Temple will be the third for the state. Temples in operation in Colorado are the Denver Colorado Temple and the Fort Collins Colorado Temple.2
- "New Temple Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Jun. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.