Ten years ago, Forrest Fenn published a book and a website with clues that supposedly lead to a treasure in the Rockies worth well over $1 million, including pre-Columbian animal figures, gold nuggets and coins, Chinese jade faces, emerald rings and other exotic items.

This weekend, the treasure was finally found by a New Mexican treasure hunter who wishes to remain anonymous. Fenn stated that he did not know the man, but the man had contacted him with pictures of the chest to confirm. The chest was still in the same spot it had been for the last ten years, and the anonymous treasure hunter stated the poem in Fenn’s book led to the discovery.

Fenn estimated that about 350,000 people have looked for the treasure, and several have died in the process. Fenn’s website has been updated with an orange banner that reads “Forrest Fenn’s Treasure was Found in 2020- the chase is over.”

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.