Parachute, Colorado Real Estate and Community Information

About Parachute

The small community of Parachute is located in a picturesque portion of Colorado halfway between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. The town is home to more than 1,100 friendly and hard working folks. The residents of the small unincorporated community of Battlement Mesa, located across the river, identify with and support the community of Parachute in a variety of endeavors.

History of Parachute

The town of Parachute was named for the creek that ran through the settlement. One regional tale claims that a member the Hayden Survey party in 1879 described the watershed patterns of the Roan Plateau, just north of Parachute, as a parachute. However, despite the tale's convergence with historical fact, the legend is not totally supported as the definitive source of the community's name.

The Ute word “Pahchouc” is another possible source for the name according to a 1910 edition of the local paper. According to the source, the Ute word means "twins" and a phrase that refers to an area stream that ran between the twin mountains.

Life In Parachute

The up-and-downs of the community of Parachute have not changed the overall character of the strong community. Parachute is today a thriving community with quaint residential neighborhoods and flourishing community businesses.

The town of Parachute and the smaller area of Battlement Mesa are home to a community of over 1,500 people. Just north of the Colorado River, the area is serviced by two railroads. The community's access to trains and the Interstate, prove invaluable to the growing community.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the town of Parachute is a perfect place to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. The town's sunny disposition also makes solar energy a great option for residents living in the Parachute area.

The town serves as a gateway to the rich natural gas fields of the Piceance Basin. The area's oil shale is bountiful in the cliffs located just north of town. Opportunity awaits those in and around Parachute as the research and exploration of the area's production potential continues to this day.

Parks And Recreation
Parachute is home to several fantastic parks. The ever-popular parks are wonderful options for meeting, parties, and events. The town's three parks feature an array of amenities including a gazebo, playgrounds, large open spaces, and more.

  • Beasley Park
  • Parachute Rest Area Park
  • Cottonwood Park

The Town of Parachute enjoys a location at the confluence of the Colorado River and Parachute Creek. The town's prime location grants residents of the community easy access to the two popular waterways for activities, such as fishing. Additionally, hunting, biking, hiking and other outdoor recreational opportunities are to be found throughout the large expanses of land surrounding the picturesque community.

Relocating To Parachute?

Home buyers considering a move to the Parachute area should contact a knowledgeable local real estate professional. A real local estate agent, such as Becky Warner, has the advantage of having worked with and helped countless Parachute home buyers realize their real estate goals. For more information about homes for sale in the Parachute area, contact Becky Warner today.
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