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Longhorn Valley was a geographical location in the Highland Mountains of the UNSC-colonized planet Reach.


Before the Covenant invasion, the UNSC Army fireteam 3 Charlie was on patrol in the valley.[1]

During the Battle of Reach, the valley was occupied by the Covenant, who built large defensive encampments in preparation for excavating the Forerunner complex beneath Menachite Mountain.[2] It was scorched with atomic fire after a team of Spartan-IIs destroyed a nearby Covenant Cruiser with a Fury Tactical Nuclear Weapon, and is presumed to have ultimately been glassed.[3]


It was a sloped region ten kilometers across, and contained a thick forest of Douglas firs,[2] trampled fields, and the Big Horn River in the middle of it.


  1. Halo: Reach - Promotional Material: Patrol
  2. 2.0 2.1 Halo: First Strike, Page 27
  3. Halo: First Strike, Page 29-31