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Shining Mountains: 20+ Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Pictures

One of our favorite subjects of LDS art is temple pictures. We are blessed to interact with so many artists and photographers. We love all their spiritual insight and heart that they invest in the images that they create. 


This temple has been a favorite among our team of creators, and we have some beautiful pieces, a credit to the stunning architecture and gardens of the building itself. As citizens of Oquirrh Mountain may already know, the name of the city--and this temple--comes from the Goshute Indian tribe. The word is pronounced “o-ker” and describes the “shining mountains” or “wooded mountains” surrounding this beautiful Utah city.
  

LDS art photo of Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a bright sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Light Prevails by Evan Lurker

How Big is the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple?

According to the Church Newsroom, the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple:

- Covers 60,000 square feet.

- Covers 11 acres when you add the surrounding grounds and parking lots.

- Is 183 feet tall from the green grass up to Angel Moroni’s trumpet.


When was the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Dedicated?

This special LDS temple was dedicated on August 21, 2009. It was followed seven days later by a local cultural celebration in the Salt Lake City Conference Center.


Part of the humble dedicatory prayer reads: 


“O Father, wilt Thou grant unto us Thy guidance and Thy Holy Spirit while we are gathered on this sacred occasion. May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit. Overlook our follies and our weaknesses and let us come before Thee in sincerity of heart and purity of life, that what we say and do here will be in harmony with Thy mind and will.”


We deeply appreciate our photographers’ gifts for capturing this feeling of divine connection with God in an otherwise noisy and chaotic world. What follows is some of the best of their work.


LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and green grounds as the sun peeks over the mountains.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Sunbeams by Scott Jarvie

“May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit."   

Oquirrh Temple Panoramic Photos

LDS temple locations are never chosen on a whim. Church leaders often tell stories of the inspiration, patience, and miracles leading to the final decision on the groundbreaking for a new temple. That knowledge adds a layer of meaning to these beautiful panoramic photos. Each shows the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple as a literal shining beacon to the surrounding cities.  

LDS art panoramic photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a purple, cloudy sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Summer Storm panoramic by Robert A Boyd

LDS art panoramic photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a pink sky and a rainbow.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Rainbow Sky panoramic by Robert A Boyd

LDS art panoramic photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in an autumn field with a tree.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Tree and Field by Robert A Boyd

LDS art panoramic photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and surrounding area against the mountains.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - A Valley of Faith by Scott Jarvie

Oquirrh Temple Vertical Photos

The enormous steeple is one of the most characteristic features of this temple. It lends itself well to this format of photography. At the same time, it proves symbolic of the temple’s purpose: to direct our gaze and our thoughts to something higher. Enjoy these photos by a few of our most prolific LDS temple photographers.  

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple with sun beams shining out from behind.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Glorious Light by Evan Lurker

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple at sunset.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - The Light Within by Robert A Boyd

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple glowing against a cloudy sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Chrome Series by Robert A Boyd

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a bold-blue, evening sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - From the Front by Scott Jarvie

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple amid tall grass.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Through the Grass by Scott Jarvie

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and the narrow flowerbed leading to the entrance.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Garden Symmetry by Scott Jarvie

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and the staircase leading up to the doors.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Steps to the Temple by Scott Jarvie

LDS art vertical photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a cloudy sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Cloudy Day by Kyle Woodbury

Oquirrh Temple Spring Pictures

LDS temples are rarely as beautiful as they are in the spring. With the running fountains, blossoming flower beds, and lush lawns, it is a place of peace. It is no different for the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. These prized pieces of LDS art can bring some of that sense of calm into your own home.   

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a pink sky with spring flowers.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - A House of Peace by Robert A Boyd

LDS art photo of the the Oquirrh Mountain Temple among spring blossoms.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Spring Blossoms by Robert A Boyd

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple among yellow flowers and a golden sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Golden Springtime by Robert A Boyd

Distant LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple behind trees with spring blossoms.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Flower Trees and Sun by Scott Jarvie

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple among a lush array of flowers.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Garden Steps by Scott Jarvie

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against a blue sky and surrounded by colorful flowers.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Beauty of Creation by Lance Bertola

Oquirrh Temple Autumn Pictures

One might claim that Utah temples are hardly unique, what with there being over a dozen of them in one state. We would beg to differ. Thanks to the Beehive State’s distinct seasons, Utah Temples, including Oquirrh Mountain, make for some of the most breathtaking LDS art. Here are a few pictures of this sacred building taken during the fall, symbolic of the spiritual harvest we participate in while performing proxy work. 


LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mt Temple against a stormy sky.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Refuge from the Storm by Robert A Boyd

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple standing behind a field.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Morning Twilight by Scott Jarvie

LDS art photo of the Oquirrh Mt Temple amid fall trees and a field.

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple - Fall Colors by Lance Bertola

Oquirrh Temple LDS Paintings

Not all of our Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple pictures come from photographers. As mentioned before, we also have some accomplished painters who have made this sacred building the subject of their study and work. These three pieces of LDS art each display the artist’s unique style and flair that they contribute to our collection.  

LDS art painting of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple done in geometric shapes.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple by Madison Wardle

LDS art painting of the Oquirrh Mt Temple outlined in orange.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple by Abigale Palmer

Vertical LDS art painting of the Oquirrh Mountain temple amid spring flowers and bushes.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple by Anne Bradham

LDS art images of temples make for inspiring house decor, especially for a living room, stairwell, or hallway. These different sizes of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple come in a variety of color palettes to match just about any home aesthetic and add an extra touch of warmth.


Peruse our gallery for more LDS art of this and many other temples.
  

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