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Old 12-31-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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What are some of the most isolated areas of the USA you have driven through?

I have several but one that I found really interesting is Highway 275/20 out of Omaha, Nebraska heading West.

You head West out of Omaha and hit Fremont, NE then you drive about 180 miles of nothing but tiny towns who seem to be stuck in the past until you hit Valentine, Nebraska.

I remember getting to Valentine, NE, and thinking to myself why would anybody want to live here?

Then Highway 20 continues for another 137 miles of nothing but tiny towns until you hit Chadron, Nebraska, population 5700.

Once you get to Chadron, you made it to NW Nebraska but you are still in the middle of nowhere

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Old 12-31-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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You won't like South or West Texas.....
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Or Eastern CA. Or Nevada. Or Wyoming.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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The stretch from Macon to Savannah is pretty desolate.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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In the continental U.S.? Probably far northern Maine. I don't even think far West Texas is quite as empty.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Eastern New Mexico, West Texas, most of Wyoming and Montana.

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In the continental U.S.? Probably far northern Maine. I don't even think far West Texas is quite as empty.
Deep northern Maine is probably the most remote area east of the Mississippi, but its still closer to more settlements than West Texas. West Texas has more vast and wide open spaces in the desert that are much further away from the I-35 corridor where Texas starts getting more thickly settled. It's an 8 hour drive between El Paso and San Antonio with sparsely populated desert in between.

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Old 12-31-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Interstate 25 gives a person a real good idea of how much empty space there is in the USA.
Interstate 15 from Salt lake City all the way to California is pretty empty. Heck, it's pretty empty all the way from the Montana - Canada border all the way to California.
Both of those routes are beyond beautiful.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Interstate 25 gives a person a real good idea of how much empty space there is in the USA.
Interstate 15 from Salt lake City all the way to California is pretty empty. Heck, it's pretty empty all the way from the Montana - Canada border all the way to California.
Both of those routes are beyond beautiful.
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.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Anywhere outside of Fairbanks, Anchorage, or Juneau Alaska
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