These foothills were a good, defendable position for the First Recon Snipers during their massacre of the Great Khans.
This is the location, called "Canyon 37" by the New California Republic (NCR), where their ambush teams were stationed during the Bitter Springs Massacre. As it was the Khans' only route of escape from Bitter Springs, Boone and others were placed there as cover. Even with reports of women, children, the elderly and the infirm, Command ordered the NCR to fire until their ammunition was depleted. The graves of those killed are within sight of the ridge, to the northeast.
Coyote Tail ridge is just a rock. If you follow the northeast trail, you will come to a sign on the left that says "BITTER SPRINGS", and under it is a picture of the NCR bear. Further up a bit to both sides, a dozen graves in two rows can be looted.
- 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 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.
Coyote Tail Ridge appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.