The Thrill Resource Page

This book is the remarkable true story of Forrest Fenn鈥檚 life and of a hidden treasure, secreted somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe. The book contains clues to the treasure鈥檚 location as Forrest Fenn invites readers to join in The Thrill of the Chase. If you are searching for Forrest鈥檚 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

Collected Works Bookstore

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!

Clue #10

The treasure is hidden higher than 5,000 feet above sea level.

Clue #11

No need to dig up the old outhouses, the treasure is not associated with any structure.

Clue #12

The treasure is not in a graveyard

Clue #13

The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah

Facebook Page

FacebookThe Official Thrill of the Chase Facebook Page

Treasure Hunter Blogs

Dal Neitzel's Blog

Follow Dal as he searches for the treasure. A wealth of information and always a good read!

Dal and Forrest
Forrest and Dal

Mountain Walk

A blog by Richard Saunier. Read how Richard interprets the clues.

Richard Saunier
Richard Saunier

Treasure Everywhere

A blog post by Linda Sharps, the wife of a wayward treasure hunter.

Mark Dreyer's Blog

Join Mark and his crew on the hunt.

Ricky's Blog

Forrest Fenn and the Elusive Treasure of Santa Fe

Mysterious Writings - and the search for the holy grail

A blog by Jenny Kile

Forrest Fenn: An Interview

A blog by Holly Johnson

Ultimate Guide to the Forrest Fenn Treasure - "The Thrill of the Chase"

A website by Phillip Mason

Journeys Inspired by The Thrill of the Chase

Barbara's Blog

Ignorance Denied Discussion Group

by Mark Talbot

Gho$t Adventures: Forrest Fenn Treasure

by Illinois Ghost

Chasing Fenn's Treasure

by Cynthia Meachum


The Fish Videos

The Fish Videos are a series of conversations conducted in April 2013 with Forrest Fenn. Interviews courtesy of Dal Neitzel.

The Santa Fe Interviews

The Santa Fe Interviews are a series of conversations conducted over a three day period in June of 2012 with Forrest Fenn. Interviews courtesy of Dal Neitzel.

KOB Eyewitness News

Publisher of treasure hunt book prints more copies

Forrest Interviewed on PBS

Report From Santa Fe with Lorene Mills, Air Dates: November 3-5, 2012.

Forrest Fenn鈥檚 Hidden Treasure: It鈥檚 Still Out There

Interview by

Benet Davetian's Take on The Treasure

Forrest is psychoanalyzed.

KOB Eyewitness News Story

Part One of the Story, aired 8/29/11.
Part Two of the Story, aired 8/30/11. Also see accompanying story On the hunt for $2 million treasure.

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

Video Teaser on YouTube


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 Comic"Dinsmore and Boots" Courtesy of Jeremiah Dinsmore

The Poem

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.

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