It is unknown exactly when the 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 being chased out by Pinkertons from Blackwater. 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 gang nearby the settlement and rob a train belonging to Leviticus Cornwall shortly thereafter. They then relocate eastwards after the weather calms down.
There is a main street, with the buildings of the town positioned at either side of it.
- Deceased Van der Linde gang members Davey Callander and Jenny Kirk are buried within the area of the settlement. Their graves 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.