When Cap Millet saves rancher Joe Grinley from being rolled in barbed-wire he becomes involved in a range feud. Later Joe's murder makes Cap determined to help Joe's family keep their ranch. The contest for water rights takes an unexpected turn when Joe's son, Sam is accused of murder and goes on the run. In a three-sided race to find Sam, Cap is opposed by the law and by those who want to silence Sam. The final showdown and Sam's emergence into manhood reach an exciting climax in the shadow of Eagle Rock.