FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SERVICES AT T.O.P ADVENTURES
What is T.O.P. Adventures?
T.O.P. Adventures is a new entrant into the exciting industry of outdoor adventure tourism. We are owned and operated by the Town of Parachute. We offer new and affordable access to the beauty and excitement of the Western Slope of Colorado. We are located in Parachute, Colorado, which is mid-way between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, easily accessed off I-70 at exit 75.
What activities do you offer?
Because we are located on the Colorado River, during the summer season we are primarily a river operation offering rafting, kayaking and tubing adventures. Additionally, we have paddle boards which can be transported to area lakes and reservoirs and mountain bikes for local street and trail riding.
Do you offer OHV's?
Yes, for the 2019 season we have added four (4) Polaris Razor 1000s to our OHV fleet. These are state of the art machines that will provide thrilling access to our world-famous Battlement Reservoirs and the surrounding countryside. You are advised to call 970-986-9687 for reservations as these machines are in high demand.
What days of the week are you open?
We are open at our river site located on Misty Way Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 5PM and at our Town Hall from 8AM to 5PM Monday thru Thursday.
Is there parking available?
We have a paved parking lot at our river launch site that provides plenty of parking for cars and trucks with trailers. Furthermore, we are ADA compliant.
Is there food available?
A local food vender is co-located on the site to provide made-to-order Mexican specialties. We also have vending machines for soda, water, and snacks.
How about rest room facilities?
We have port-a-potties available at both our river input and output sites.
Any other services that I should know about?
This year we have added mountain bikes to our lineup for use on and off trail. If you need a shuttle to a local put-in or take - out, let us know. A day trip to the Battlement Reservoirs for fishing, hiking or just picnicking can be a lot of fun on a hot summer day.
Any tips that you can offer to make our adventure more enjoyable?
Visit our T.O.P. Adventures web site and get as much information as possible about our activities. When on the river, wear a hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids. Above all, be safe and exercise good judgment with any of your activities.We look forward to providing you with many opportunities to enjoy our beautiful area.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HIKING TO THE BATTLEMENT RESERVOIRS
Where do I go to make a reservation to visit the Battlement Reservoirs?
A reservation for the shuttle costs $5 per person. Go to www.topadventures.co or call 970.986.9687 to reserve your adventure.
Where do I park to get on the shuttle?
Shuttles will depart from the T.O.P. Adventures Trailhead located at 101 Misty Way in Parachute, CO, on the Colorado River. Free parking is available.
How long do I have to hike to the Battlement Reservoirs and catch the return shuttle?
Visiting the Battlement Reservoirs by shuttle allows for a five hour hike time there and back with additional time for photos and picnicking. All visitors have a guaranteed return shuttle after a five hour visit to the Battlement Reservoirs. Hikers that take shorter or longer than five hours will be on standby to get back on the next available shuttle.
How long is the Battlement Reservoir Trail?
The hike to the Battlement Reservoirs is a moderate hike up through a forest for about 3.0 miles. It is important that hikers are prepared for elevation and a long hike. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear and clothing.
Is there a group size for reservations?
Yes, there is a limit of eleven people per group reservation.
Will I be able to access the Battlement Reservoir trailhead?
The trailhead is very small and can contain a very limited number of vehicles. I is wiser for you to take the shuttle. It will assure you the ability to hike without risk of the trailhead being full.
Are dogs allowed at the Battlement Reservoirs?
Yes, dogs are allowed on the trail and at the reservoirs.
Are there restroom facilities at the Battlement Reservoirs?
Restrooms are available at the T.O.P. Adventures Trailhead along with water and picnic tables. Restroom facilities and drinking water are NOT available along the trail or at the reservoirs. Please pack water and snacks with you. Remember to the pack it out, also. Leave No Trace.
Are there special rates for children, seniors, and/or the military?
At this time there are no special rates for children, seniors, nor the military.
Is there cell service at the Battlement Reservoirs?
Although there could be some cell service, it cannot be relied upon.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO BIKE TO THE BATTLEMENT RESERVOIRS
Do I have to book a time for the shuttle?
Although you can drop in and catch a shuttle, it is recommended that you schedule ahead in order to ensure a space availability.
How long do I have at the Battlement Reservoirs?
As a biker, there isn't a hard limit to the time you have at the reservoirs. Most hikers spend approximately five hours between the hike in, visiting the lakes, and the hike out.
Do I ride the same trail as the hikers?
No. Bikers ride a trail shared with off highway vehicles (OHVs) and/or four-wheelers (4x4s). It is a slightly longer trail at 3.86 miles.
Can I just ride down from the base of the mountain?
Yes. You can take the shuttle up to the base of the mountain and ride back to the T.O.P. Adventures Trailhead. It is about a 12 mile trip all downhill!