The pools in the canyon contained only stagnant water, and wasn’t a desireable place to set up camp. Dan, Tonto, and the Lone Ranger observe the pioneer group, and recognize the Wilkins brothers, well known outlaws. What are they doing here, planning an attack of some kind?
Lone Ranger goes to report to the sheriff, but the only person on hand is a disagreeable deputy. The acting sheriff gets told off by the Lone Ranger, and is upset over the recent killing of a man in town named Fuzzy Wilcox. After teaching the cocky lawman a lesson, Lone Ranger rides away.
The plan changes, the Lone Ranger has Dan and Tonto carry out their own little dragnet to find the killer of Fuzzy. Each of our heros gathers part of the story, and facts of the killing. When things are progressing nicely, the uppity sheriff catches up with the Lone Ranger, and threatens to haul him back to jail with the rest of the mob that he has collected as suspects.
In the confrontation, Lone Ranger makes the sheriff listen, and tells about the Wilkins brothers, and the danger they present to the Wells Fargo stage coach line. Will the sheriff listen to reason? The sheriff has a chest of money that needs transported, and goes to escort the stage to ensure it stays safe. With the sheriff gone, Lone Ranger trusts that they won’t have trouble with the outlaws, so now he digs into the curious facts surrounding the death of Fuzzy.
Suddenly it clicks with him, and the Lone Ranger and his little gang set out for the killer, complete with a posse from town. The secrets come out, just before the big dramatic shoot out as the bad guys are thwarted.