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Old 01-04-2015, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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One time I took New Mexico Highway 104 between Tucumcari and Las Vegas, NM and I remember being the only car on the road for the majority of the over 100 miles drive.

Don't remember any gas stations between these two cities but every 20 miles or so, you would see tiny communities of rusty, mostly dilapidated mobile homes out in the middle of nowhere. It makes you wonder why would anybody live in places like these Awesome experience.
Native Americans and Meth Cooks.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:54 AM
 
Location: SW France
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A google search will reveal a number of contenders for the most isolated part of the US.

As far as the contiguous 48 goes I have spent night time in the Davis Mountains in SW Texas, and I think that I have read that this is the least light polluted region of the 48.

There is the McDonald Observatory located here and the night sky is utterly breath taking.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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The Oklahoma Panhandle is one of my favorites isolated regions of the USA. Probably one of the least known but it is a relatively large area of land with only a few towns I can think of: Guymon, Boise City, Hooker and Beaver being the "major" ones.

This area has a very interesting history going back to the Dust Bowl era and it used to be a haven for outlaws and land squatters back when Oklahoma was still a territory. It is known as the Cimarron Strip or No Man's Land.

Once you get to Guymon, you can't help but wonder Why the **** would anybody live here?
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Pick any route between "major" towns in the UP and you have an isolated drive. If you like trees it is the place for you.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo, California & Phoenix, Arizona
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Parts of Nevada, Eastern California, and Northern and Eastern Arizona are very isolated
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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It's a 440 mile drive from Albuquerque to Denver up I-25. The 4 hour stretch between Santa Fe and Pueblo doesn't have any town bigger than 10,000. It's all wide open spaces.
Yep, took that drive this past New Years. Nice and desolate. Las Vegas, NM and Trinidad are probably your biggest towns.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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great thread about remote places i'd like to check out plus i ordered the book about the isolated adventurer.
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Sometimes, the most isolating place is being in the middle of a huge crowd.

True story.

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Old 01-08-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Pretty much anywhere on the Navajo Reservation is remote and isolated.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:09 PM
 
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My home state of Wyoming comes to mind.

So does Alaska.
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