It serves as the location of the camp during the first chapter of the game.
It is unknown exactly when the mining town was abandoned, but it must have been fairly recent to 1899. Much of the town is still intact, although some parts are more derelict.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
The game begins within the settlement of Colter, where they take shelter from a vicious snowstorm after escaping from Blackwater, with the Pinkertons on their tail. The gang wait out the storm while replenishing equipment and supplies from a nearby homestead, and food by hunting deer near the area.
The gang also fight the O'Driscoll Boys, who are stationed nearby, and rob a train belonging to Leviticus Cornwall shortly thereafter. They then relocate southeast to The Heartlands in New Hanover after the weather sufficiently improves.
There is a main street, with the buildings of the town positioned at either side of it.
- Deceased Van der Linde gang member Davey Callander is buried within the area of the settlement; the grave can be visited at any time, and is required for the “Paying Respects” trophy/achievement.
- The town can still be used as a base of sorts for trips into The Grizzlies. The bed can still be slept on in Arthur’s old room.