This book is the remarkable true story of Forrest Fenn’s life and of a hidden treasure, secreted somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe. The book contains clues to the treasure’s location as Forrest Fenn invites readers to join in The Thrill of the Chase. If you are searching for Forrest’s treasure please stay safe, take adequate supplies and a GPS. The chest is not in a dangerous place. Remember, it weighs 42 pounds and an old man carried it to its secret location. Keep your children close in the mountains and search at your own risk. Good luck in the chase.
Where to Buy the Book
Sold exclusively through Collected Works Bookstore located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you'd rather order by phone, their number is (505) 988-4226. Ten percent from the sale of this book goes to a cancer patient in need of assistance. View Excerpt
Has the Treasure Been Found?
To our knowledge, NO!
There is always a chance that someone has found it and hasn't made it public but as far as we know it's still out there.
More Clues Revealed!
The treasure is hidden higher than 5,000 feet above sea level.
No need to dig up the old outhouses, the treasure is not associated with any structure.
The treasure is not in a graveyard
The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah
Treasure Hunter Blogs
Follow Dal as he searches for the treasure. A wealth of information and always a good read!
Forrest and Dal
A blog by Richard Saunier. Read how Richard interprets the clues.
A blog post by Linda Sharps, the wife of a wayward treasure hunter.
Join Mark and his crew on the hunt.
Forrest Fenn and the Elusive Treasure of Santa Fe
A blog by Jenny Kile
A blog by Holly Johnson
A website by Phillip Mason
by Mark Talbot
by Illinois Ghost
by Cynthia Meachum
The Fish Videos
The Santa Fe Interviews
KOB Eyewitness News
Forrest Interviewed on PBS
Report From Santa Fe with Lorene Mills, Air Dates: November 3-5, 2012.
Forrest Fenn’s Hidden Treasure: It’s Still Out There
Benet Davetian's Take on The Treasure
KOB Eyewitness News Story
HDNet Story by Jennifer London
Forrest Interviewed on PBS
Report From Santa Fe with Lorene Mills, Air Dates: May 13-16, 2011.
Forrest's Hidden Treasure Chest
Margie Goldsmith's Interview on KPAM Radio
Sue the Trucker's Take on the Treasure
Reader's Digest Everyday Heros
Can Treasure Hunting Change Your Life? by Meredith Mullins.
Tesoro in versi The following is a shaky translation of Viviana Mazza's article that appeared Sunday 1-20-13, in Italy's largest newspaper, "Corriere della sera", in Milan. Forrest said that some of Viviana's statements wander outside the boundaries of fact, but that she presented some new ideas that might aid those who are in the chase for the treasure.
United Airlines Inflight Magazine, "Hemispheres" by Margie Goldsmith.
The Robb Reader:Forrest Fenn by Margie Goldsmith.
A $2 Million Treasure Hunt in Santa Fe by Margie Goldsmith.
Well Over $1 Million in Buried Treasure: Find it! by Margie Goldsmith.
Comic Relief"Dinsmore and Boots" Courtesy of Jeremiah Dinsmore
This poem written by Forrest Fenn contains nine clues that if followed precisely, will lead to the end of his rainbow and the treasure. Happy Hunting!
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.