Our Location

Parachute is located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains about 40 miles east of Grand Junction and 200 west of Denver.  The town sits at the base of Mt. Callahan at an elevation of 5,092 feet with the Colorado River flowing east to west parallel to I-70. Parachute is conveniently located to regional commercial and general aviation airports, shopping, and the best outdoor recreation Colorado to offer. 


Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

44 miles from Parachute

Airlines Served: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant, and Denver Air Connection.


Denver International Airport (DIA)

220 miles east of Parachute

Airlines Served: All major airlines.


Eagle/Vail Regional Airport (EGE)

70 miles from Parachute

Airlines Served: American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines.


Aspen Regional Airport (ASE)

80 miles from Parachute

Airlines Served: Delta, American Airlines, and United.


Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

96 miles from Parachute

Airlines Served: Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines.


Rifle Garfield County Airport

20 miles from Parachute

General Aviation Airport


Parachute Town sign

Shopping within Parachute

Within the Town of Parachute, there’s a variety of shops, restaurants, retail stores, and a grocery market that provides all the essential household needs.  Some of these stores include Clark’s market, Napa Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, Lift Up Thrift Store, and Me Too Firearms.

Fifteen minutes east of town is Rifle where there’s a Walmart, City Market (Kroger Foods) and many other shops and restaurants. Glenwood Springs is about 40 minutes east of Parachute and provides additional shopping/restaurant options including a Target, Marshalls, Ulta, Office Depot, and many other smaller shops at boutiques. Grand Junction is located 40 miles west of Parachute and has more big-name retail stores you can find in any large city.

Outdoor Recreation

Parachute has immediate access to world class outdoor recreation by being located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains.  Within an hour drive of Parachute, you can be rafting, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and hunting in some of the most iconic locations the USA has to offer.

For those of you needing gear for your next adventure, head to TOPAdventures.co to rent the following:

At TOP Adventures, you can take advantage of OHV rentals to explore the hidden parts of Colorado. You can hop behind the wheel of one of our rentals and create your own path wherever it may lead.

Water Sports

SUP, Kayaks, Tubes, Rafts. The Colorado River runs right through town and there are many alpine lakes that surround the area.  At TOP Adventures, you can rent your favorite water toys to play on the rivers and lakes throughout the region.

Mountain Bikes

Parachute is within close proximity to some of the best mountain biking trails in the country and TOP Adventures makes it easy for you to rent the bike you need.

Shuttle Service

TOP Adventures offers shuttle service to those wanting to explore the beautiful 8-mile, seven lake trail along the Battlement Reservoirs, as well as river put-in/take-out locations.

OHV in Parachute Colorado
Canoeing in Parachute Colorado
Mountain biking in Parachute Colorado
Battlement Mesa River view

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