Parachute, Colorado Real Estate and Community Information
History of Parachute
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 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.