I've read from quite a few different sources now that the farthest distance you can get from a paved road in the lower 48 states is 22 miles in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming). I found this news pretty depressing. I really thought there was more remote places in the U.S.
We're pretty sparse here in Nevada, so I've been doing some measurements with Google Earth (not sure about accuracy with ruler tool). I believe I have found an area that is 26 miles from any paved road. 40^15'00.00"N 117^34'38.00"W. North of Dixie Valley by Mt. Tobin in between highway-305 and highway-400 or state route. Please verify if you would. Just thought I'd share.