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The Denver Colorado Temple is the 40th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Since 1986, the Colorado Rocky Mountains have been home to a Mormon temple. The Mormon Church faced public opposition while selecting a site for the temple. Two locations were rejected in a four-month period. The third site, which was eventually purchased, was on a hilltop where once there had been a golf course and country club.

The First Presidency of the Mormon Church has expressed that a temple, as the House of God, should reflect the highest quality of talented workmanship and that the building should always be appropriate to its sacred purposes. It is no surprise then that attention to detail is a hallmark of this beautiful temple, and indeed all temples the Church builds. Hard-carved woodwork adorns the Denver Temple interior, along with hand-painted designs on the walls and ceilings. The temple also features more than six hundred square feet of specially designed stained glass windows. The temple's hilltop location is also surrounded by well-kept gardens.

Many members of the Mormon Church contributed their time and talents in building and beautifying the Denver Colorado Temple. Some made tatted cloths, children earned money and donated it for the building of three 'bride benches,' young men and women made and assembled a doll-house to be used in the youth center, and more than six hundred volunteers cleaned the temple before the open house held 8–27 September 1986.

President Ezra Taft Benson, then President of the Mormon Church, dedicated the temple on October 24, 1986. President Benson described the temple as, "a refuge from the evil and turmoil of the world." [1]

The Denver Colorado Temple has a total of 29,117 square feet, four ordinance rooms, and six sealing rooms.



  1. Hawkins, Chad. "The First 100 Temples," 2001, 108-110

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