As of December 31, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 151,433 members in 35 stakes,[1] 304 congregations (275 wards[2] and 29 branches[2]), four missions, and two temples in Colorado.[3][4]


A brief history can be found at Church News "US Information: Colorado"

Membership history


The Colorado Mission was opened on December 15, 1896 with John W. Taylor as president.[5] This mission was renamed the Western States Mission on April 1, 1907, then the Colorado-New Mexico Mission on June 10, 1970, then the Colorado Mission on October 10, 1972, and the Colorado Denver Mission on June 20, 1974. It was finally renamed the Colorado Denver South Mission on July 1, 1993 upon creation of the Colorado Denver North Mission.

Colorado now contains four missions.


On October 24, 1986 the Denver Colorado Temple was dedicated by President Ezra Taft Benson. On April 2, 2011, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced.

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Latter-day Saints have had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following located in Colorado:

  • La Jara
  • Manassa
  • Sanford

See also

  • Conejos County, Colorado: Religious history
  • Pueblo, Colorado, where the sick detachments of the Mormon Battalion wintered in 1846-1847


  1. Colorado Stakes. LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Colorado.
  2. 2.0 2.1 LDS Meetinghouse Locator. Nearby congregations (wards and branches).
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  5. John Whittaker Taylor. Grampa Bill's General Authority Pages

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