This article will serve as a guide for the Coyote Den primary location in Fallout New Vegas. Primary locations are considered those of significant importance or locations that are shown on the pip boy map and can be fast traveled to. There are no quests involving this location, and its primary purpose serves as a mini encounter and fast travel location when traveling near or around the railroad. Check the end of this article for a link to the video for this location.
The Coyote Den can be found along the railroad that runs parallel to Interstate 15, and a small trek north from where the railroad intersects with Nevada 164. Coyote Den lies next to these other primary locations; East from Hidden Supply Cave, West-Southwest from Jackrabbit Springs, North and slightly east (think 1 o clock) from Nipton.
The Coyote Den in Fallout New Vegas is right off the railroad, made more visible by the abandoned truck to the right of its entrance. Bones from both human and animals litter the entrance to the cave. 2 empty suitcases are next to the abandoned truck. A single lottery ticket lies at the entrance to the cave, sitting on the ground.
Down inside the den itself is a Coyote Den Mother along with 4 Coyote Pups. These creatures are considered part of the Mutated Animal faction in Fallout New Vegas and are of low threat (1/5). It is relatively easy to sneak at the entrance to the den, and take down the entire group with small arms fire. For a little fun, you can throw a grenade or launch a similar explosive to take out the whole group, since they are close together. Another option is using the nearby pickup truck as a timed bomb, by setting it on fire and drawing the coyotes out near to it.
Items of Interest
There is not much here to be looted as typically compared to other primary locations. The lottery ticket is worth 10 caps and has no weight, making it worth taking for any scroungers like myself, who loot just about everything of value. Within the den itself you can find a single deceased Bright Follower who has Bright Follower’s Robes on him, along with a laser pistol and some energy cells.
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