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Draper Utah Temple

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Draper Utah Temple
Draper LDS Temple.jpg
Number 129 edit data
Dedicated March 20, 2009 (March 20, 2009) by
Thomas S. Monson
Site 12 acres (4.9 hectares)
Floor area 57,000 sq ft (5,300 m2)
Height 168.67 ft (51 m)
Preceded by Twin Falls Idaho Temple
Followed by Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced October 2, 2004
Groundbreaking August 5, 2006 by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Open House January 15 – March 14, 2009
Current President K. Brent Somers
Designed by FFKR Architects
Location 14065 S Canyon Vista Lane
Draper, Utah 84020-5626
Exterior finish White granite
Ordinance rooms 4 (Movie, two-stage progressive sessions)
Sealing rooms 5
Clothing rental No
Cafeteria No
Visitors' center No
Notes The 12th temple dedicated in Utah, the Draper Utah Temple has been operating since March 2009.

The Draper Utah Temple is the 129th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was dedicated in sessions from March 20–22, 2009.[1] Prior to the dedication, the temple was open to the public from January 15, 2009 through March 14, 2009.[2]


The intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Gordon B. Hinckley during the opening session of the October 2004 general conference. Hinckley said the new building was needed to relieve overcrowding in other temples in the valley. The temple is the fourth temple in the Salt Lake Valley in addition to the Salt Lake, Jordan River, and Oquirrh Mountain temples.

Location and structure

The Draper Utah Temple under construction in March 2008
The Draper Utah Temple under construction in March 2008

The Draper Utah Temple sits on 12 acres (49,000 m2) at 2000 East and 14000 South in Draper, Utah. The 57,000-square-foot (5,300 m2) temple is 166 feet (51 m) high from the main level to the top of the structure's spire, which includes the Angel Moroni statue that sits atop most Latter-day Saint temples. The location near the mouth of Draper's Corner Canyon includes an Latter-day Saint meetinghouse. The temple towers over 1,000 acres (400 ha; 1.6 sq mi) of pristine open space in the canyon below that the city approved in fall of 2005. Many varieties of trees surround the temple and line the 492 parking spots.[3]


The groundbreaking for the temple occurred during an invitation only ceremony at the site which was broadcast on the church's satellite system to nearby stake centers. The ceremony was conducted by Russell M. Nelson of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, with all members of the First Presidency in attendance.[4][5]

Open house

A night view during the open house
A night view during the open house

The church announced on November 29, 2008, that the temple would be open to the public for tours beginning January 15, 2009. Reservations for tours were available until March 14, 2009.

In 2020, like all the church's other temples, the Draper Utah Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane; Lloyd, R. Scott (March 20, 2009), "Draper Utah Temple: 'Memorable occasion'", Church News, retrieved October 16, 2012
  2. ^ "Church notes plans for Draper open house", Church News, November 29, 2008, retrieved October 16, 2012
  3. ^ Nielson-Stowell, Amelia (May 20, 2006), "Draper officials approve plans for LDS temple", Deseret Morning News
  4. ^ Nielson-Stowell, Amelia (August 4, 2006). "Groundbreaking Saturday". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Ortiz, Marcos (August 6, 2006). "LDS leaders break ground on new temple". ABC 4 News (KTVX). Retrieved August 8, 2006.[dead link]
  6. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.

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