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Old 09-09-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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What is the most remote that you can drive to?

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Old 09-09-2015, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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If they are on the road system, that isn't remote. Might be a long drive to buy grub, but not remote.

"end of the roaders" are more of what you are thinking maybe. Lots of folks think that if they drive to the end of a road, they are remote and can hide out. Basically people will know more about you than you could imagine. You want to get lost, move to a city of a couple million people, you will be invisible!

Remote has no road access, it's either boat, airplane, dogsled or snow machine, or just a very long walk! Most people aren't really able to handle that kind of lifestyle, they tend to maybe make it through the first winter or sooner and then run!
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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It was on an Episode of Alaska State Troopers. They showed a trooper driving somewhere and he said something about it being the most remote village on the road system, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't anywhere along the Dalton Highway.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:25 PM
 
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If they are on the road system, that isn't remote. Might be a long drive to buy grub, but not remote.

"end of the roaders" are more of what you are thinking maybe. Lots of folks think that if they drive to the end of a road, they are remote and can hide out. Basically people will know more about you than you could imagine. You want to get lost, move to a city of a couple million people, you will be invisible!

Remote has no road access, it's either boat, airplane, dogsled or snow machine, or just a very long walk! Most people aren't really able to handle that kind of lifestyle, they tend to maybe make it through the first winter or sooner and then run!
What to you is the most distant population center that is on the road system?

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Bettles, Evansville, Tok, or Chicken, are a few that come to mind.

How about Deadhorse, which is the northernmost remote town accessible by a road (Dalton Highway)
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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How about Eagle, Circle, Manley Hot Springs? Those are also end-of-the-highway towns.

Depending on how you feel about water accessibility, Hyder, Haines, Skagway could also qualify. Especially Hyder since the only road access is via British Columbia.

If you're going to count villages with summer-only or winter-only roads then the options are many. I would love to see a compendium of answers to this question for all 50 states and the provinces as well -- I think it would make for a fascinating map/book/story.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kenai, AK
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You could also consider King Salmon and Naknek, not on a road that connects the major towns but there is the Alaska Peninsula Highway that connects the two. It's an official numbered state highway....and it's paved!
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Dead horse is a company town and it's by far the most remote on a year round road system with no residents living there. Just shift workers.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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My vote would be for Eagle because the road is closed half of the year.
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