Find True Solitude on These 12 Perfect Hikes

Want a true wilderness experience? Head west and trek endless empty miles on the BLM's best terrain.

We talk about solitude like its last bastions are disappearing. But there’s a place where isolation still rules and evidence of the last travelers is erased before the next ones arrive. You just have to head west to the vast wilds held by the Bureau of Land Management. There are few permits, fewer fees, and next to no people. It’s all the solitude you can handle—and sometimes just a little more.