Cisco, Utah: Cisco Ghost Town

Watering stop for 1880s railroad; bypassed by I-70, and lost its post office in the last decade or so. A dozen buildings, junk, a few residents. Film location for "Vanishing Point" (1971), "Thelma and Louise" (1991).

Address:
US Hwy 6, Cisco, UT
Directions:
22 miles west of Colorado border. I-70 exit 204 (eastbound) or 214 (westbound). Drive to the south side and follow UT-128. You'll see the Cisco ruins on the south side of UT-128, roughly halfway between those two freeway exits. Snap pics from road, respect inhabited/private property.
Hours:
2021: Not welcoming visitors/tourists. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cisco Ghost Town

It was a sheep and cattle area back in the 1920s. People live in the town but only in the summer. The lady that runs the general store is very kind. Pretty cool place.

[Annie, 07/17/2021]

Post Office.

Cisco Ghost Town

FYI this is private property. We had an older lady come out of one of the abandoned houses and tell us to get off her property.

[Eliza, 11/21/2018]

...and this shack doesn't appear to be an actual post office.

Cisco ghost town.

Ghost Town of Cisco

We watched Vanishing Point about a week before we went out to Colorado and Utah, and had to see what Cisco was like.

[Jerome Price, 09/08/2018]

"Vanishing Point" was filmed in 1971, and Cisco looked posthumous even then. But people still live there.

Tire wall.

Cisco Ghost Town

It seems the town is improving, with new additions to the post office, including an outhouse. There are a couple of houses/RVs that look like people are living there.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 07/01/2017]

The post office.

Cisco Ghost Town

Cisco is truly in the middle of nowhere, and it's not what you would think, but it was worth the little side road adventure. The main road that takes you to the ghost town also takes you back out to 15 if you continue straight. We think someone may still live there, since there were satellite dishes on two of the houses. The picture I took is of the post office. Happy exploring!

[Chandra Riccio, 08/17/2016]

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