Parshall, Colorado

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Parshall, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Post office in Parshall, Colorado
Post office in Parshall, Colorado
Parshall, Colorado is located in Colorado
Parshall, Colorado
Location in Grand County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°03′24″N 106°10′29″W / 40.05667°N 106.17472°W / 40.05667; -106.17472Coordinates: 40°03′24″N 106°10′29″W / 40.05667°N 106.17472°W / 40.05667; -106.17472
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Grand[1]
Elevation[1] 7,589 ft (2,313 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80468
GNIS feature ID 0173266

Parshall is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Grand County, Colorado, United States. It is located along the south side of U.S. Highway 40 between Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling, on the north bank of the Colorado River downstream from Byers Canyon. The community consists of a cluster of houses and trailers, as well as a post office, church, tavern, and general store. The Parshall Post Office has the ZIP Code 80468.[2]

Commerce and industry[edit]

The Henderson Mill[3] on County Road 3 is the most significant local industry. It processes molybdenum ore derived from the Henderson Mine in Clear Creek County, just over the Continental Divide. There are tourist facilities, such as the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch (founded 1912), the Aspen Canyon Ranch,[4] and fishing areas along the Colorado River and the Williams Fork and Reservoir. Cattle ranching occupies much of the lower areas.

Geography[edit]

Parshall is located at 40°03′24″N 106°10′29″W / 40.05667°N 106.17472°W / 40.05667; -106.17472 (40.056790,-106.174793).

Climate[edit]

This climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Parshall has a subarctic climate, abbreviated "Dfc" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Parshall, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(27)
0
(32)
6
(42)
12
(53)
17
(63)
23
(73)
26
(79)
25
(77)
21
(70)
14
(57)
5
(41)
−2
(29)
12
(53.6)
Average low °C (°F) −19
(−2)
−17
(1)
−11
(12)
−6
(22)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(43)
5
(41)
0
(32)
−5
(23)
−11
(13)
−17
(1)
−6.2
(21)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
23
(0.9)
30
(1)
36
(1.4)
36
(1.4)
30
(1.2)
46
(1.8)
38
(1.5)
41
(1.6)
30
(1.2)
28
(1.1)
20
(0.8)
381
(14.8)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

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