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Parachute See Map 3 • Population: 1,006 • Elevation: 5,090 • Area Code: 970 • Garfield Co., CO 81645

Points of Interest the Batdements, Colorado River, Grand Mesa National Forest

Annual Events:

Grand Valley Days July (970) 285-7630

Parade of Lights December (970) 285-7630

Visitor Center 100 Green St

City Hall 222 Grand Valley Wy. (970)285-7630

Hospital Clagett Memorial Hospital 701 E. 5th St., Rifle (970) 625-1510

Airport Walker Field Airport 2828 Walker Field Dr.,

Grand Junction (970) 244-9100

Post Office 120 N. Railroad Ave (800) 275-8777

Library Parachute Public Library 244 Grand Valley Wy. (970) 285-9870

Golf Course Batdement Mesa Golf Club 3930 N. Battiement Pkwy. (970) 285-7274

Police Department 222 Grand Valley Wy. (970) 285-7630

Fire Department (970) 285-7711

Newspaper Batdement Mesa - Parachute Sun 101 Tamarisk Trl. (970) 285-7182

Parachute Creek was named by a surveyor who mapped the area in 1879. The surveyor thought the patterns made by the gulches and small streams resembled the folds of a parachute. Parachute sits across 1-70 from the Colorado River, among rugged cliffs in an area long rich in mineral deposits. The region's shale rock once held considerable amounts of oil and is still drilled for natural gas. Not far from town is a large plant that processes soda ash and sodium bicarbonate, ingredients in making glass, baking soda, detergent and animal feed. Some 1 million tons of soda ash and 150,000 tons of baking soda are processed annually. Batdement Mesa is popular with four-wheelers who love the challenge of steep inclines with rock gardens and mudholes.