Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Hit the Trail

Get from Blackwater to Escalera before sundown in a public Free Roam session.  

Before you start this make sure the clock on the start menu has at least 6 or so hours of light. The sun rises at 6am and sets at around 5pm, use the transport hubs to make your way up to Blackwater. Bring up your map and then move down to the bottom left hand corner and place a marker at Escalera. Once you're ready make your way from Blackwater down to Escalera, be careful to avoid other players, as most will shoot at you regardless.

Make sure that Blackwater and Escalera have appeared at least once on your screen so you know that you're in the right area. If you're slightly outside the town areas it will not register that you have entered the town.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by loserswin120
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 11:32:36 PM

What time should one leave Black water for it to count?

Comment #2 by Uppers101
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 07:59:34 AM

Enter Blackwater after 6AM and get to Escalera before 6PM. If you wait in Blackwater till 6AM then leave it doesn't count!

Comment #3 by HalcyonicEagle
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 09:44:31 AM

teleporter doesnt count right?? :(

Comment #4 by explicitchaos
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 02:46:37 AM

This is a fun achievement. Its not hard as long as you make sure the names appear in blackwater and Escalera. I hope to see more acheevos like this in the future

Comment #5 by tayboone
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 10:38:31 PM

I love these kind of achievements, it was fun (:

Comment #6 by The Govnahh
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 09:07:12 PM

i think you can leave anythime after sunset cuz i think i left blackwater at 3 and got to escalera at 12 on a turkmen

Comment #7 by Nothing
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 05:43:30 PM

hey guys, was just wondering if you can do these sorts of achievements in system linking.

Comment #8 by Killipo
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 07:47:43 PM

It says "Public Free Roam" which suggests it's online public rooms only. So no, you can't do it in system link or even in a private online free roam session.

Comment #9 by mrmurrmer
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:32:41 PM

Just set a marker and ride. It's very easy.

Comment #10 by gheddox
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 01:21:45 PM

You'll eventually get shot at, so make sure that there are only few people in your
free roam session and check your map on a regular basis so that you won't bump
into one of the other guys, because they'll most likely shoot and kill you. If
that happens you have to start again.

Comment #11 by stefano18
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 01:22:02 AM

i tried and get killed everytime

Comment #12 by Chaos_Wolf
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 04:56:31 PM

can i make it there on the ass? (donkey)

Comment #13 by Melanopterus
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 03:43:08 AM

I did this between 12-4 (in game) on the 3rd horse they give you. Honestly if you don't run into characters it's not that hard and people over stress it. Just make sure you fast travel into blackwater and don't wait around till sunrise that's the killer part.

If I could make it in threeish hours on that horse I guess if you had all 12 hours you might MAYBE be able to make it on the donkey but I doubt it... The third horse is decent and the level to get it is not that high so....

Comment #14 by Mr. Olaf
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 01:22:30 AM

I did this in a friendly public roaming session, so nobody can kill you. Got the achievement very easy this way.

Comment #15 by KimikoAmaya
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 01:59:24 PM

Annoying to do cause of all the little ten year olds who have nothing better to do but hunt you down and kill your horse for no reason.

Comment #16 by AtTheHeightOfitAll
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 12:35:02 AM

this is what you do.
taken from trueachievements.

just go to blackwater and start at the train station at 6am and follow the tracks
every time theres a split take the left.

then at almost the end get off the tracks right before you go back in to the us take a left and follow the road

left at 6am was there by 9

Comment #17 by Soylent
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 01:39:29 AM

followed #16's suggestion, got there in like 3 hrs. quick achievement.

Comment #18 by markasparagus83
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 05:43:18 AM

I just wanted to say i got this one last nite very easy, i left blackwater at 7 in the evening rode as far as thieves landing where i was inveted to a possie who were already escalera so i joined them, whole lote fast traveled me to escalera and bang up she poped, 10g's, what a glitch

Comment #19 by Aidanrv
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:50:33 PM

Followed @16 (thanks!) and did it in 5 hoursbon a donkey. Some tosser shot it half way there, but whistled for another one and it didn't seem to make a difference

Comment #20 by Aidanrv
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:52:06 PM

** hours on

Comment #21 by Haakon Johan
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 07:39:50 PM

Confirming @16 works like a charm :D

Comment #22 by Im Just Maccor
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 05:56:02 PM

Mark Escalera then Enter Blackwater at 6AM then exit blackwater towards Escalera youl easily make it but its just boring :)

Comment #23 by Darkness727420
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 07:42:35 AM

jumped into a room with the time at 2(in game). fast traveled to blackwater, it was 2:15. left on the railroad tracks and took the left method on the 3rd horse they give you. i got there at 5:30 i think.

Comment #24 by RuBiiKS CuBE HD
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:40:53 AM

#2 it does count cuz that's what i did. I even made it on a donkey. Easy.

Comment #25 by pined5551
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 09:06:47 AM

Just started the online. How do you get a proper horse from the get go. Stupid donkey is slow as fuck.

Comment #26 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 10:19:03 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #27 by sertchofrankiz
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 07:50:24 PM

#2 is right. It does work. on the other hand i also followed #16 advice.

Comment #28 by aspeedomodel
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 02:41:49 PM

Followed #16's advice. Worked like a charm. Thanks!

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Game Info
Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.73 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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