Arizona November 13, 2017
9 Tiny Towns In Arizona Where The Closest Civilization Is Miles And Miles Away
If you’ve ever driven through the state or seen it on a map, you’ll probably agree Arizona is a huge. Dotted around the state are plenty of tiny and not so tiny towns that are often separated by miles and miles of open land. Let’s take a look at a few of these tiny towns that feel isolated from the rest of the world.
Alpine is a tiny town in eastern Arizona with a population of 862. This small town is surrounded by forest and is located approximately 30 minutes south of Springerville, which is twice its size. The town is a popular stop for outdoor activities and, in winter, you'll enjoy spending some time in the snow here.
Not to be confused with the Iraqi city, Bagdad is a little mining town located more than an hour north of Wickenburg. It’s actually one of the few towns you’ll find in this area of the state but it has a couple of pretty good diners, so check it out.
Sitting just off that takes you to Ghost Town Trail in southeastern Arizona, this little town has a population of almost 1,600 people. Willcox is the nearest town and is 15 miles, or about 20 minutes, northeast of Cochise.
One of the most remote towns in Arizona, Fredonia sits in the isolated Arizona Strip. It is about 33 minutes northwest of Jacob Lake and 1.5 hours from Bitter Springs, another isolated little town.
Northern Arizona has plenty of tiny, isolated towns, perhaps due to how rugged and tough the land is. Ganado is one of those little towns on the Navajo Nation and you’ll find that even the homes here are spread far, far apart. The nearest larger town is Window Rock, which has a population more than twice Ganado’s at 1,300. Ganado is also home to the oldest trading post in Arizona, Hubbell Trading Post.
Oatman is a 50 minute drive from Kingman and you’ll find it sitting all alone in this western part of the state. The town has a population of 128 and has become a cool tourist destination.
7. Skull Valley
The name sounds positively spooky or reminiscent of a desolate portion of the state but you’ll find it’s actually a pretty charming little town. It has a population of 743 and is a 30 minute drive from Prescott.
Located in the Grand Canyon and accessible only by hiking, helicopter, or a week-long kayak trip, this tiny town has to be one of the most isolated towns in the country. Supai is home to the Havasupai and has a population of 928.
This is one of those little towns with a weird name and sits in an isolated part of southern Arizona. The nearest town is Ajo, which sits 10 minutes away and is more than 30 times larger than Why, which has a population of 116.
Want to find more remote places around the state that aren’t necessarily towns? Read about some of our favorite isolated spots in
Escape To These 11 Remote Places In Arizona To Get Away From It All.