Big Valley is a constituent region of the West Elizabeth territory in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Big Valley and Grizzlies

The northernmost region of West Elizabeth, Big Valley is separated from Great Plains and Tall Trees by the Upper Montana River, which flows from the Owanjila Dam in the western part of Big Valley southwards, past Tall Trees, before flowing to the east, forming the border between Great Plains and Big Valley, Hawks Eye Creek empties into the river, the river empties into Flat Iron Lake just north of Blackwater.

Big Valley is a mountainous region covered in forests, the town of Strawberry is found within Big Valley, and served as the "capital" of the territory.

Locations in Big Valley

Native Plants



  • Supposedly, the name of Big Valley was originally going to be "Great Valley", but the name was already taken; the 1988 film The Land Before Time had the Great Valley named as the most prominent location in the aforementioned original film and its subsequent thirteen direct-to-video sequels, the latest of which released in 2016, during Red Dead Redemption 2's development.
  • The name "Big Valley" is in line with the names of the two other regions of West Elizabeth (Tall Trees and Great Plains) where the names are preceded by an adjective describing the location.
  • The term "Big Valley" is often associated with various locations in California. There are at least two unincorporated communities in the state that go by the name “Big Valley.” The state also features the Big Valley Mountains, and the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria is a federally-recognized tribe of Native Americans with a reservation in Lake County, California.
  • The Big Valley was a Western television series that ran from 1965 to 1969. One of the show's main protagonists, Heath Barkley, was played by Lee Majors, who also played the voice of Mitch Baker in Rockstar Games's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The Big Valley television series itself was based on the Hill Ranch in California’s Calaveras County, whose county seat is San Andreas.

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