Ghost Town: Cisco, Utah

This site contains a collection of memorabilia, relevant & irrelevant information about the town of Cisco, Utah. Cisco is located approximately 6 miles south of I-70 in eastern Utah on Old Route 6, in the vicinity of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

The Cisco Hotel

Cisco Hotel & Cafe with Vanishing Point Bulldozer Scene - 1970

Cisco Hotel & Cafe Behind Vanishing Point CBS Truck Scene - 1970

Cisco Cafe From Vanishing Point - 1970

Unique History of the Floating Hotel:

In 1887 the Post Office was established in Cisco, Utah, now a ghost town northeast of Moab on 128. It reached its heyday of 323 residents in 1910 as the stock-raising industry grew along with the railroad access. By 1920, however, the industry had died out and most residents moved on to other promising economic areas, leaving behind only 95 people by 1920. The Cisco Hotel, built in the midst of the growth spurt and which hosted many of the wild parties that lasted all night, was beloved so much local lore tells of the splitting of the two-story hotel to float it down the Colorado River to the neighboring town of Moab. There it was reassembled and placed in its current location, one block from Main Street in a quite, park-like setting.

Satellite View of Moab, Utah - Current Cisco Hotel Locator

The foundation is is all that
remains of the original Cisco Hotel.


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