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Once our path is clear, I'll give you everything you need to get back to the Mojave, but Pine Creek Tunnel must be collapsed behind us. It's the only way to delay the White Legs pursuit long enough for us to get a head start. Good luck and may God be with us.Daniel

Flight from Zion is a main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts. Instead of staying to fight for their home, the Courier chooses to help the Sorrows flee Zion. Alternatively, Crush the White Legs also becomes available in which the White Legs must be destroyed and Salt-Upon-Wounds killed.

This quest, Prisoners of War, Retake the Bridge, and Sanctity of the Dead are received simultaneously.

Quick walkthrough[]

Honest Hearts main quest: Flight from Zion 
Fight your way to the Pine Creek Tunnel
Complete the three optional quests: Prisoners of War, Retake the Bridge, and Sanctity of the Dead
Kill Salt-Upon-Wound. 
Convince Salt-Upon-Wound to leave peaceful (Speech 75). 
Speak to Daniel
Use the detonator to collapse the Pine Creek Tunnel
Reward: Variable XP, A Light Shining in Darkness, Chalk's headdress, Daniel's hat, Daniel's outfit, Joshua Graham's armor, Salt-Upon-Wounds' helmet, Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist, Scripture 
Leads to: Departing Paradise 

Detailed walkthrough[]

The quest starts just south of the Caterpillar's Mound. Move towards the Sorrows Fork Campground and, from there, head towards the East Fork Bridge. There will be White Legs hidden atop cliffs along the paths, usually in threes. Once close enough to Pine Creek Tunnel, the first stage is completed. Salt-Upon-Wounds must then be dealt with. Up the road ahead, several Sorrows tribals will engage in battle with Salt-Upon-Wounds and two or three other White Legs.

Salt-Upon-Wounds approaches the Courier and initiates dialogue, stating his intent to kill them. There are two ways to end this. The Courier can say, "Let's end this, then," and initiate combat. Alternatively, with a Speech skill of 75, the Courier can tell him that there's "no reason this has to end in bloodshed." From here, more options become available, all of which result in Salt-Upon-Wounds leaving peacefully:

  • "Your power is broken. You cannot hope to prevail here. Leave this valley in peace." – Salt-Upon-Wounds leaves, but says that he will always fight and that the White Legs will remain strong warriors for Caesar.
  • "I've already crushed your warriors. Retreat now and rebuild your tribe, or die in obscurity." – Salt-Upon-Wounds leaves to rebuild his tribe, promising that one day he will come back stronger than ever.
  • "Daniel and the Sorrows are weak prey, not fit for such mighty warriors." – Salt-Upon-Wounds agrees with this and leaves to find more worthy opponents for his tribe to fight.

Once Salt-Upon-Wounds has been dealt with, Daniel must be spoken to. He asks if everyone has been accounted for. Saying "Yes, go!" will progress to the next stage of the quest. If the three side quests Prisoners of War, Sanctity of the Dead and Retake the Bridge have not been completed, they become permanently unavailable. Joshua Graham departs the Courier's company at this point in the quest.

The Courier is then given a detonator that is set to detonate the C-4 placed above the mouth of the Pine Creek Tunnel. Firing the detonator collapses the passage and prevents any White Legs from following Daniel and the Sorrows out of Zion. Once the C-4 has gone off, the player receives the achievement/trophy May my Hand Forget its Skill, and then the ending sequence plays.

Quest stages[]

20 Fight your way to the Pine Creek Tunnel.
30 Deal with Salt-Upon-Wounds.
40Quest finishedSpeak to Daniel.
50Quest finishedUse the detonator to collapse the Pine Creek tunnel.


  • Once this quest is started, all wildlife will disappear from Zion Canyon until it is completed.
  • It is not possible to fast travel after this quest begins.
  • Upon beginning this quest, Waking Cloud or Follows-Chalk will leave the Courier as a companion. Everything in their inventory will be returned. Furthermore, Joshua Graham will become a companion but will refuse to trade inventory items.
  • After beginning the quest, other side quests (Prisoners of War, Retake the Bridge, and Sanctity of the Dead) will appear. The completion status of these quests will affect the ending of Honest Hearts.
  • If every optional objective is not completed, Daniel will scold the Courier for not doing everything that could have been done.
  • After completing this quest, the Sorrows camp and Dead Horses camp will be empty.
  • Even though at the end of the quest the Pine Creek tunnel must be destroyed, there is no quest or any dialogue associated with planting explosives around it.


  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes the optional quests will not show up in the Pip-Boy.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Some Sorrows tribals may be left behind at the tunnel after the completion of this quest.[verified]


Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre · Return to the FountainCut content
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse