Crested Butte, CO: Isolated ski town, 0.7 sq mi, 1,487 residents, 21 mi from nearest town. Skiing, starry skies, Wildflower Festival.
Marfa, Texas: Remote desert town, pop. 2,121, known for Prada-like art shop, film locations (e.g., "There Will be Blood," "No Country For Old Men"). Isolated; no towns for 500 miles west.
Eureka, Nevada: Remote mining town on Hwy 50, 77 miles from nearest town. Pop. 610. Quaint architecture, opera house attract tourists. Isolated and distant.
Jordan Valley, Oregon: Tiny town (2.08 sq mi) with ample space. 181 residents, surrounded by 30 miles of valley and mountains. Tourists visit Jordan Crater Field. Mostly secluded.
Remote town near Jarbidge Wilderness, accessed via 80-mile dirt road (often closed by snow). Best time to visit: spring, when wildflowers bloom.
Remote, scenic unincorporated town in Molokai, Hawaii. Accessible by sea or mule train. Perfect tropical getaway, nestled by sea cliffs.
Mentone, Texas: Sole settlement in Loving County. Second-least populous county. No grocery store, bank, or hospital. Embraces simplicity, despite challenges.
Arthur, Nebraska: Small town with big heart. Unique straw church, rich history museum in courthouse. Downtown may be small but full of character.
Winnett, Montana: Population 506, one of least populous counties. Convened 3rd jury in 2007. Proud of town's history, welcoming to visitors.
Lost Coast, California: Depopulated area with undeveloped land. Isolated living, few residents. Other towns: Whitehorn, Petrolia.