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Hints & Clues to Help You Find Forrest Fenn’s Treasure!


‘If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,’

So, what exactly is this blaze?

Well, Forrest has said that it’s, for all intents and purposes, a single object.  And, that it wouldn’t be feasible for someone to remove.

This actually tells us a lot.

Most people assume that the blaze is a trail-blaze, like a mark on a tree.  So, people have been looking for an F carved into a tree along a trail.  But, that can’t possibly be the real blaze, as it would be easy to remove.  Just one person and a jackknife or an axe could do it in minutes.  So, no, we are looking for a permanent blaze.

Have you been wise?  Did you find the Blaze?

Forrest has also implied that the blaze is white.  So, a blaze of white rock seems like the most plausible idea.  White rock would stick out in the Yellowstone area (as well as Colorado and New Mexico).

But, we also shouldn’t rule out figurative blazes, such as the location of famous forest-fires or other types of fires.

And, of course, place names that have a relationship to fire or bright lights or burning or any such thing.

But, don’t discount ‘wise’!  It could be a very important clue as well.  Does it mean ‘clockwise’?  Does it refer to owls?  Something Old?

Some time in the middle of 2010, wealthy author/collector/archaeologist Forrest Fenn hid a medieval chest filled with gold coins and other valuable artefacts somewhere in the Rocky Mountains for anyone to go and retrieve.  He wrote a book called ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, in which he hid clues to help people find the treasure.

Inside the book is a poem which secretly encodes the whereabouts of this treasure chest.  If you can solve the puzzle, you can go and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not well over a million) right now!

But, hold your horses!  It’s not that easy.  Thousands upon thousands of people have tried - with absolutely no luck whatsoever!

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help guide you right to Fenn’s gold!


Wheeler Creek (no paddle) - right by Owl Peak (wise)



Virginia Cascade is a blaze right by where the powerlines meet the Gibbon River.  But, a road is right there.

Possible Interpretations:

Other Ideas...:


The Blaze is one of the keys to the poem.  It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to figure out where the treasure’s hidden - without first figuring out what exactly the blaze is.

Forrest as hinted that, if you were to stand at the location of the blaze, you’d almost certainly see the treasure chest.  You might miss it, but you probably wouldn’t.  So, within roughly 12 feet.

But, this implies that the blaze is small - which contradicts everything.  Uggh.

The Verdict:

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The Forrest Fenn Treasure


The Nine Clues

Where Warm Waters Halt

No Place for the Meek

Find The Blaze

Heavy Loads and Water High

Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze

Hear Me All and Listen Good

Brave and in the Wood

Treasures Bold

The End is Ever Drawing Nigh

Done it Tired and Weak

No Paddle Up Your Creek

Where to Begin?

Begin ===> Cease

Worth the Cold

Title to the Gold

As I have Gone Alone in There

Keep My Secret - Where?

Riches New and Old

The Canyon Down

Not Far, But Too Far to Walk

The Home of Brown

The Put-in Below the Home of Brown

Fenn Treasure Clues & Hints are right below.