7.1 out of 10


39.4494745695784 -108.051932136393
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The lovely green Colorado River valley town of Parachute"

Parachute is a very pretty town sitting at about 5,000 feet elevation along the Colorado River. The area is 30 minutes from Grand Junction so it gets away from the dusty world of that interstate city. On the south side of the interstate there is a ridge as you come into town from GJ where there are some really nice big homes. I imagine the cost of those homes is significantly more affordable that comparable homes down near Denver. Most of the homes on the ridge look over a nice lake.

There are also some nice clean looking trailer parks, schools and parks you can see from the highway. And because of I70 there are lots of construction oriented businesses and trucking distribution and repair shops.

The town is green because of the river but still has that desert feel of many west slope town in Colorado. It is not a tiny town, there are some hotels, restaurants and businesses scattered around the many neighborhoods which are found mostly on the south side of I70. Up into the mountains to the south is Battlement Mesa where there are some really nice homes and properties.

Colorado National Monument is just south of Grand Junction and therefore less than an hour away from Parachute, you can get into the deep, wild part of Colorado's red rocks and forests quickly from the area. Utah and onto Moab is not really that far to the west. It is a haul to Denver however taking about 5 hours if you keep it truckin'.
  • beautiful valley
  • green and water from river
  • close to mountains and forest access
  • far from Front Range
  • limited shopping
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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