June 21, 2024


Colorado has a rich history of activity related to mineral wealth creation, early colonization, and frontier engagements.  A number of legendary stories have been passed down through time, and yet persist in providing yet one more reason to get out there and explore.

This GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF TREASURE LEGENDS link lets you explore some of the regions and stories that can be found in various publications.  Extra information regarding the best search strategies, land status, and modern techniques are provided where available.

The terrain of Colorado is often high, steep, and covered in vegetation, but some regions are a bit easier to get around in.  For sure, the ancients liked the area, as evidenced by the extensive cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in the Southwest, and the roving bands of Native peoples out on the Eastern plains.