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Coyote Tail Ridge is a location in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. It is located southwest of Bitter Springs.


First Recon snipers were stationed here, overlooking the Red Pass during the massacre of the Great Khans.[1][2] Even with reports of women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, NCR command ordered the soldiers at Coyote Tail Ridge to fire until their ammunition was depleted.[3] The graves of those killed are within sight of the ridge, to the northeast.


Coyote Tail Ridge serves as an overlook on the top of a small hill. By following the northeast trail, a sign on the left that says "BITTER SPRINGS" will be found, and under it is a picture of the NCR bear. Further up the trail, to both sides, a dozen graves in two rows can be found.


  • If discovered before Bitter Springs (or if approached from the north), this location evokes from Boone the comment, "Christ. They put the graveyard here" which reflects "flavor text" involvement in the I Forgot to Remember to Forget quest. It neither advances nor affects the quest until the player character has led Boone to Bitter Springs.
  • After visiting Bitter Springs, Boone requests the Courier to remain at the site overnight. This advances the I Forgot to Remember to Forget quest.
  • Cazadores have a nest near this location and may detect and attack the player character.


Coyote Tail Ridge appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.



  1. Courier: "We can stay on Coyote Tail Ridge for the night."
    Craig Boone: "Canyon 37. That's what the NCR calls the pass down there. It was the Khans' only escape, so we set up here to guard it while the main force attacked from the front. Standing orders were to shoot on sight."
    (Boone's dialogue)
  2. Courier: "What happened to your people?"
    Oscar Velasco: "The main force hit the canyon by surprise. While our warriors tried to hold them off, we sent our women, our children, our old through the Red Pass. NCR's First Recon Battalion was waiting for them on Coyote Tail Ridge. No Khan left alive, that was the order. My family...."
    (Oscar Velasco's dialogue)
  3. Courier: "What happened?"
    Boone: "Main force got spotted too soon. We heard shooting. Then Khans started coming through Canyon 37 in bunches. It was all wrong, though. Women, kids, elderly. Wounded started coming through, too. We radioed to confirm our orders but command didn't get what we were seeing. They told us to shoot till we were out of ammo. So that's what we did."
    (Boone's dialogue)