Cisco in Grand County Utah Info
Cisco is a ghost town in Grand County, Utah near the junction of State Route 128 and Interstate 70. At one time the town was as a saloon and water-refilling station for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The town's downfall came with the demise of the steam locomotive.
Cisco site contains many relics of a typical old west railroad town. Cisco survived long enough into the 20th century to be assigned a ZIP Code, 84515. Unfortunately for history and railroad buffs, the ghost town's easy access and poor visibility from the freeway have attracted vandals; and the remains are heavily damaged.
Grand County is located in eastern Utah and is surrounded by six other counties, including three counties from Colorado. According to the 2000 Census, Grand County has a population of just over 8,000 people. The county has a total area of 3,694 square miles with 13 square miles of water. Grand County has a total of nine communities, some of which are currently ghost towns. Most of the population of the county is concentrated in Moab, the largest city and county seat that hosts most of the tourists of Grand County.
The majority of Grand County consists of extraordinary landscapes of desert, cliffs, mountains, canyons, rivers and creeks. The county is home to parts of three national protected areas, which attract a large number of visitors for its scenic and unique features and variety of outdoor activities.
The Arches National Park has a total of 119 square miles and is home to several unique figures and shapes of rock and stone. The most notable landmark in the park is the world famous Delicate Arch, which stands 52 feet tall and has become a symbol of Utah.
The Canyonlands National Park covers an area of over 500 square miles and has a stunning landscape of canyons with the Green River and Colorado River flowing through.
The Manti-La Sal National Forest covers more than 1.4 million acres and is home to many mountain peaks reaching altitudes over 12,000 feet, mostly located in the La Sal Range of Grand County.