Grand Junction Colorado Temple
On 4 April 2021, at the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Grand Junction Colorado Temple.
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 temple constructed in the state. The temples that are currently in operation in Colorado are the Denver Colorado Temple (1986) and the Fort Collins Colorado Temple (2016).
On 23 June 2021, the location of the Grand Junction Colorado Temple was announced as a beautiful 6.94-acre site, which will be 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 with two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms, and a baptistry.
On 17 September 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Grand Junction Colorado Temple. No groundbreaking date has been announced.