The U.S. has quite a few remote travel destination that are located miles away from a shopping mall or urban area. Most Americans have limited experience with remote areas. Seventy nine percent of the nation’s population lives in an urban area, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the rest live in smaller towns and communities, however, very few live in or have visited the remotest areas in the nation.
In fact, while in the U.S. most towns and cities are accessible by highway or airplane, some areas require a complex method of travel that can include arriving in a boat, or even walking.
The below 14 remotest travel destinations in the U.S. are both interesting to visit and a challenge to find.
1. Route 50 in Nevada
Also known as The Loneliest Road in America. About 350 miles of road connects remote and ghost towns, including Carson City and Ruby Hill with long stretches of driving. Formerly the Pony Express route that paved the mail delivery path to the West Coast, the peaks and valleys in the Great Basin that line the road that were once treacherous for open road travelers are today manageable in a vehicle. Occasional service stations dot the landscape and keep you fueled. A certificate that declares ”I Survived the Loneliest Road in America” is available in Ely or Fernley, Nevada.