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The Grand Canyon is a location in the former United States.


Santiago describes the location as, "hot and radioactive" but containing valuable old equipment that can be salvaged.[1] He offers information about the canyon and surroundings, including the fact that he and his crew had heard stories of a large object crashing into the western part of the canyon.[2][3]

A quest involved finding replacement parts and fixing the tram that transports individuals across the canyon for Santiago.[4][5] The tram could be utilized by Santiago to make money by way of charging tolls to caravans.[6] The player character may come in contact with a group of thugs from the Crimson Caravan who begin threatening Santiago for control of the tram business.[7][8]

Other individuals in the canyon include a group in Presper's employ led by Pierce who the player character must persuade or fight,[9] and a man named Ike who needs assistance disarming a landmine.[10][11]


The Grand Canyon was planned for inclusion in Van Buren.


  1. Santiago: "It's hot and it's radioactive, but it's got a lot of old equipment which is extremely valuable to salvagers like us."
    (Santiago dialogue file)
  2. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: "Santiago told me that he heard stories about a large object which crashed somewhere in the western part of the Grand Canyon."
  3. Santiago: "Hmmm... some of the other guys say a big fireball smacked the canyon a good one a few years back. They said it landed somewhere to the west. Could be this thing you're looking for."
    (Santiago dialogue file)
  4. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: "The tram at the Grand Canyon is lacking several unique parts required for it to work. Santiago told me that one of the other salvager groups in the area my still have them."
  5. Santiago: "You got it working! And, you had the guts to ride this thing across the canyon? Must've been a hell of a view."
    (Santiago dialogue file)
  6. Santiago: "The Grand Canyon's location probably interferes with trade routes. Caravans could use the tram as a shortcut... after paying a toll, of course."
    (Santiago dialogue file)
  7. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: "A group of thugs from the Crimson Caravan have muscled Santiago and his guys out of the tram operation at the Grand Canyon."
  8. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: " I killed the thugs who took over the tram operation at the Grand Canyon."
  9. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: "I met a squad of soldiers led by a man named Captain Pierce in the Grand Canyon. He said his employer, one Doctor Presper, has ordered my death because I've somehow become a threat to him."
  10. Grand Canyon PIPBoy entries: "I met a ghoul explorer named Ike in the Grand Canyon. He's trapped at the moment by a landmine underneath his feet. If he moves, he's dead."
  11. Ike: "Um, I've got a little problem with this landmine I'm standing on. If I move, boom! So, do you think you could help me out?"
    (Ike dialogue file)