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The scorpion gulch is a location in the Mojave Wasteland. As the name suggests, many bark scorpions and giant radscorpions swarm the area. By passing through here, the Courier may travel between Hidden Valley and the HELIOS One/Novac area. This potentially allows the player to reach (or return from) New Vegas without traveling through Nipton in the south.
The gulch region initially contains between two and six giant radscorpions. As the player enters the gulch for the first time (from either side), four scripted waves of two bark scorpions each will appear. When these have been eliminated and the player reaches the middle of the gulch, four more pairs will appear and attack in rapid succession.
Along the path to the gulch, on the HELIOS One side, there are two square holes in the walls along the way from which pairs of bark scorpions or bark scorpion hunters will spawn.
Near the exit on the HELIOS One side there is a small ramp leading up to a grave, which the player can dig up for some random loot with a shovel. Often times there can be several dead wastelanders found at the entrance from the HELIOS One side, all containing minor loot. One or more standard radscorpions often lurk on the HELIOS One side.
- The missing laser pistol may be found upon a boulder in the center of the area. It can only be found after speaking to Initiate Stanton after starting the quest.
- Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap may be found on the body of the dead wastelander. He will still have the bottle cap in his inventory if he respawns.
The scorpion gulch appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.