Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple

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Mt. Timpanogos Utah Mormon Temple
Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple at dusk, Photograph by Lynn Christensen‎

The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple is the 49th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In April 1993 the First Presidency of the Church announced plans to build a temple in American Fork, Utah. This temple was to be the ninth temple built in Utah. The site for the temple included 17 acres of farmland already owned by the Church and had once been a part of a Church Welfare farm. The Mount Timpanogos Temple overlooks the city of American Fork as well as Utah Lake. At night, the lights radiate from the temple across the valley from Orem to Lehi. Mount Timpanogos and the Wasatch Mountains serve as a spectacular backdrop. [1] A meetinghouse shares the temple site.

As the angel Moroni was lifted to its resting place on the 190-foot spire of the temple in July of 1995, twenty thousand people crowded the streets to gaze at what was taking place. The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple was dedicated on October 13, 1996, by President Gordon B. Hinckley. Prior to the dedication, nearly seven hundred thousand people attended the open house. During the dedicatory prayer, President Hinckley asked the Lord to bless the temple and those who enter it, "May its beauty never be marred by evil hands. May it stand strong against the winds and storms that will beat upon it. May it be a beacon of peace and a refuge to the troubled. May it be a holy sanctuary to those whose burdens are heavy and who seek thy consoling comfort." [2]

The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple has a total of 107,240 square feet, four ordinance rooms, and eight sealing rooms.


  1. "The First 100 Temples", by Chad Hawkins, 2001, 134
  2. "May it be a Beacon of Peace, Refuge", Church News, October 19, 1996, 4

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