Klenke wrote: the head of Baker River.
Joseph Bullough wrote:In terms of distance from the nearest road, the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park is often quoted as the most remote spot in the lower 48 states - roughly 30 miles from the nearest road.
nartreb wrote:That's not counting islands - either the southern tip of Shooters Island south of cape cod, or Graves Island outside Boston Harbor, would win if islands are counted - each very roughly five miles from any road - , unless there's a further tiny island I don't know about. (The islands in the Quabbin mentioned above are in a different category since that lake is artificial.)
mrh wrote:Not sure what the remotest part of Idaho is. After a little fiddling around I found lower Moose Creek, which is the main tributary to the Selway River in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness is the center of a roadless area approximately 32 x 43 miles. Considering that some of the limiting roads that extend into the area are really goat trails that require 2 or 3 hours of rugged driving with high clearance 4wd, its probably more remote than it sounds.
However, I suspect the north end of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, which is separated by the above by just one thread of a road, may be more remote. I don't think there is a road between the Montana road north of the Salmon River and far to the south across the river and Chamberlain Basin well into the Middle Fork Basin. I don't have time to research it, but I suspect its a bigger area. Maybe someone more familiar with that area can say.
But the most remote area could well be in the Owyhees in the far SW part of the state. Again I don't care to look it up. But the remotest place in the U.S. outside of Alaska (and the middle of Lake Superior if counting water) is almost certainly in the American Outback, which is the vast empty country where SW Idaho, SE Oregon and northern NV meet.
Smoove910 wrote:In the lower 48, Frank Church Wilderness here in Idaho, hands down. But that certainly doesn't mean any of you are invited.
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