From I-80 take WY Exit 5, “Front Street / WY-89
Follow WY-89, UT-16, UT-30, and WY-89 for 50.0 miles.
Turn Right (E) on US-30; go 1.1 miles.
Look for the “Sage” sign. The town is to the
right, across the rail tracks.
Sublime in every sense, Sage now makes its ghostly return
to nature. It was once the tough, independent kind of
community that Annie Proulx had in mind when she named it
Ennis’s boyhood home. Now it is home to coyotes and
weeds. Visitors here can feel a special closeness to the
setting which shaped the life and fate of Brokeback’s
most celebrated character.
We do not know why Sage is often
overlooked by Brokeback visitors to Wyoming. Doing
so is a big mistake.
In addition to its considerable Brokeback
credentials, Sage is well known to western ghost town
photographers and aficionados.
Wear boots and protective gear. Snakes may be active in
this area. Always obtain appropriate permission before
entering private property. Those planning to enter old
buildings should bring flashlights and be cautious of
loose or missing floorboards and railings.
“Ennis del Mar from around Sage, near the Utah
 Brokeback Mountain - Story
to Screenplay by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry and
Diana Ossana (Scribner) ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9416-4, page