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Old 04-10-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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I know Mentone would be an honorable mention, but Odessa is "only" 30 miles away. What's the most remote town in the lower 48, in terms of distance from any other town of any size?
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Lambs Book of Life
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Supai, Arizona

Supai (Havasupai: Havasuuw) is a town in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. As of the 1990 census, the town had a population of 423; the 2000 census erroneously recorded a population of 0 for the town.[1] The town is the capital of the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Supai is currently the only town in the United States where mail is still carried out by mules. It is also the most remote town in the lower 48 states, and the only way to get to it is to hike, ride a mule, or take a helicopter. Supai is eight miles (13 km) from the nearest road. There are no cars in the town.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Lambs Book of Life
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Jarbidge, Nevada bills itself as the Most Remote Town in the Lower 48.

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Jarbidge is a small town in Elko County, Nevada, located on the edge of the Jarbidge Wilderness, several miles south of the Idaho/Nevada border. Noted locally for its remoteness, the town is usually accessed by road from Rogerson in Twin Falls County, Idaho. There is also an 80 mile dirt road to Jarbidge heading north from the Deeth Exit of I-80. It is usually open only from late June until October due to snow.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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Just read about Supai the other day - very interesting place. Apparently, there is no spot in the lower 48 that is more than 25 miles from a road, according to Timothy Egan, author of Lasso the Wind (he also discusses Supai, AZ).

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Oswego, IL
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Antler, ND, population 47, 41 miles to nearest hospital, nearest airport Minot ND, traditionally one of the coldest places in the country, 40 mi south, nearest public use airport 18 mi. Brass monkeys are kept inside 12 months a year. Good news is if you want to leave the country Canada is less than 5 mi.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Apparently, there is no spot in the lower 48 that is more than 25 miles from a road, according to Timothy Egan, author of Lasso the Wind (he also discusses Supai, AZ).
What is his definition of a road though?
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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What is his definition of a road though?
I believe it's anything from a logging or forest service road to a highway, excluding dirt bike trails and the like. I could hardly believe it at first, but actually looking at some of the BLM and National Forest maps I have for NM, I can see how it's possible. Doesn't mean there aren't some pretty darn hard-to-get-to places in the lower 48, though.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Prison!
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Hildale, UTAH pretty remote when polygamy still practice there i suppose
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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What is his definition of a road though?
Probably anything excluding a forest trail - though if it's a small mining town, I guess its logical to include them. I just didn't want a couple of greens setting up a house next door to a national forest classified as a "town".

Oh yeah, apparently in death valley, there's a town where to get to a road, people use pack mules!
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Lambs Book of Life
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Oh yeah, apparently in death valley, there's a town where to get to a road, people use pack mules!
Same with the town I mentioned in my first response to you.
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