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.

Location: Galloway, Ohio, United States

Born in Chicago, 1959. Moved to Columbus, Ohio 1973. Married in 1979. Favorite Pizza! Home Run Inn -Chicago. There is none better.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

..........The "Old Road"
Highway geographers have long been interested in finding the "old road," a segment of the former highway of interest, and many times they actually get out of their cars and tramp through the woods to find these treasures. Such segments can be found in every state along Route 6. A most interesting old road is just to the east of McCook, Nebraska. Its entrance from the east is marked "Road Closed" which, of course, we ignored. It gently curves south of a rest area on the current Route 6, and then goes behind a state highway department facility where employees practice using the line-painting machine. What better use of the "old road" than to use it for the application of new paint? One of the best old road segments is the stretch from Cisco, Utah to Mack, Colorado, a lonely, bumpy, dusty stretch of Old 6 and 50. Nothing can be found on this bumpy road, except for several interesting old markers, the most distinctive of which is a large stone monument at the Utah/Colorado border...........


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