Parshall, Co. was named for Ralph Parshall, husband of Cordelia who bought the land in 1902. Cordelia's sons sold the river terrace, consisting of about 60 acres, to Alonzo F. Polhamus in 1907, and Polhamus dedicated the town site of Parshall to Grand County. Ralph Parshall was a civil engineer and a friend of Mr. Polhamus. Ralph invented the "Parshall Flume", a water measuring device which is still used by modern irrigators.
Time nearly stands still in Parshall, visitors can learn the local scoop over a great hamburger and beer with local ranchers. The countryside near Parshall reveals high mountain ranches and river valleys surrounded by mountain vistas. Visitors will enjoy easy access to fly fishing and a chorus of birds along the Colorado and Williams Fork Rivers. From lazy riverside strolls to spectacular stargazing, any pursuit in Parshall will make visitors can feel like they're a million miles away.
The town's biggest draw is Williams Fork Reservoir, south of Parshall. Home to the largest pike ever caught in Colorado, this well-stocked lake draws fishing enthusiasts, especially each spring. No boating is allowed, so the lake remains a calm, serene spot to fish and camp.
Region: Northwest Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 113 miles from Boulder, 4.8 miles from Hot Sulphur Springs, 12.5 miles from Kremmling, 15.1 miles from Granby, 29.3 miles from Grand Lake
Elevation: 7589 feet
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