The course is set at a dawn variation of Redrock Ridge, detaching from the rocks after the divided highway to a canyon route consisting of wide and winding turns, an Indian temple and a divided roadway with elevation changes on each side of the road.
The police vehicles patroling the course in the Hot Pursuit mode are the Chevrolet Caprice, the Land Rover Discovery in the PlayStation release or the Eagle Talon in the PC release. In Need for Speed: High Stakes, the Eagle Talon is joined by the Lamborghini Diablo SV.
The musical pieces "Snorkeling Cactus Weasels" by Matt Ragan and "Cetus 808" by Rom Di Prisco are played when participating in an event along the course.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Courses|
|Beginner||Hometown · Redrock Ridge · Atlantica · Rocky Pass|
|Expert||Country Woods · Lost Canyons · Aquatica · Summit · Empire City (Bonus)|
|Hidden||AutoCross · Caverns · Scorpio-7 · Space Race · The Room · TR02B (Unreleased)|
|Need for Speed: High Stakes - Courses|
|Beginner||Celtic Ruins (Scotland) · Landstrasse (Germany) · Dolphin Cove (USA) · Hometown (USA) · Redrock Ridge (USA) · Atlantica (USA)|
|Advanced||Kindiak Park (Canada) · Route Adonf (France) · Rocky Pass (Canada) · Country Woods (USA) · Lost Canyons (USA)|
|Expert||Durham Road (England) · Snowy Ridge (USA) · Aquatica (USA) · Summit (Canada) · Empire City (USA)|
|Raceways||Raceway (Italy) · Raceway 2 (USA) · Raceway 3 (Spain)|