View Full Version : ghost near Utah/Colorado border on Route 40

09-18-2006, 01:21 PM
Does anyone know anything about an abandoned motel, horse back riding stable, store and other buildings. Its on Route 40 in Utah, just before the Colorado/Utah border. Its on both sides of the road, and both sides are fenced in. The sign for the motel was well work, but I think it says Willy's Resort Motel.

old judge
09-19-2006, 06:56 AM
Dinosaur was formerly known as Artesia. The town was renamed in 1965 to promote the local archeological phenomena and tourism. If one peruses the maps along I-40 west of Dinosaur, the only thing that appears as you describe is a collection of buildings about a mile west of Dinosaur, but a mile inside Colorado. Looks about right for a motel/resort and riding stable located to take advantage of this supposed tourist boom. I'll bet you that's what you saw. Try Google Earth. May be too remote. I couldn't get it to work for me this a.m. Good luck. Hope this helps. If I really wanted to check that out, I'd call me a knowledgeable local on my free long distance cell phone. OJ:cool: