Hamlin's Passing is a cacti field in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 in the Cholla Springs region of the New Austin territory.


It has been confirmed through campfire conversations in-game among NPCs that Hamlin's Passing was the site of a massacre by Native Americans on a wagon train of settlers.


Hamlin's Passing can be found between Rathskeller Fork and Ridgewood Farm and appears to be nothing more than a hilly cactus-filled area. There is a small abandoned camp within the area as well.


  • Upon entering the small abandoned camp, Marston will often remark "What happened here?", "Where is everyone?" or "Seems far too quiet."
  • There are signs around the small camp that support what NPCs say about the attacks by Native Americans against settlers, due to the fact that there are arrows stuck to the wagons, and it has been stripped of any valuables (except for the chest).
  • Deer, wolves, coyotes, birds, and bighorn sheep can frequently be found around the remains of the wagons.
  • There is a chest near one of the wagons that contains $15-$25.



The discovery of locations in Red Dead Redemption count towards the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Uncover every location on the map in Single Player.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.


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