The hunt for Forrest Fenn's $2 million hidden treasure

  • Published on:  2/28/2017
  • The secret is hidden in a poem that starts like this: "Begin it where warm waters halt."Zack wrote an entire feature filled with maps, illustrated clues, and even more video. You can read and watch here: between 2009 and 2010 an 80 year old man by the name of Forrest Fenn trekked out into the Rocky Mountains and hid a bronze chest filled with over $2 million dollars worth of treasure. The secret to the location of the treasure is contained within a six stanza poem. Forrest Fenn's treasure, as it's come to be known, has captivated men, women, and children around the country and world and has lured many people to the Rocky Mountains in the hopes that they'll find the gold. Subscribe to our channel! is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Twitter: on Facebook:


  • Spodrmen
    Spodrmen 2 years ago+4837

    waiting for the moment some random person just walking through the mountains finds the chest and earning that 2 mil without even knowing a thing

  • David Medford
    David Medford 6 months ago+907

    Someone probably already found it and never said anything....

  • Ozzylad 123
    Ozzylad 123 4 months ago+543

    The real Fenn’s treasure is discovering the beauty of nature

  • 808hardwrkr
    808hardwrkr 4 months ago+164

    Fenn said I won't be in ANY National Park or on ANY Indian Reservation
    Y'all need to do more research.

  • Kevin Mills
    Kevin Mills 3 months ago+290

    i went and looked for this years ago... a few ounces of weed a zip of mushrooms and a ten hit of LSD man that was an epic trip(get enough likes ill find the footage and upload our trip)

  • Sera
    Sera a years ago+2617

    Forrest Fenn brilliantly tricking people into enjoying nature, well done.

  • DaVeganZombie
    DaVeganZombie 4 months ago+198

    People keep mentioning "how much can an 80 year old man do...?"
    A lot. An 80 year old man in a mission can do a LOT. It sounds like these hunters don't give him enough credit which is exactly why it isn't found.

  • Alex
    Alex 4 months ago+97

    So, in the end, the treasure was the declaration of independence friends we made along the way and
    enjoying the actual treasure that is this place.

  • Smokey Bear
    Smokey Bear 4 months ago+158

    it's illegal to dig artifacts or remove anything from a national park. he didn't put it in Yellowstone.

  • Andy
    Andy 5 months ago+68

    How does anyone know somebody came within 200 feet?
    That's he really clue

  • Jack Twomey
    Jack Twomey 11 months ago+1125

    10 seconds in: “why am I watching this I know they’re not gonna find the treasure”

  • Anonymous User
    Anonymous User 7 months ago+374

    He threw it in a stream. His dream is that one day the creek will have eroded its creek bed down far enough to reveal the box. He's an old man. He only carried it 150 yards before he tossed it in. It weighed almost 40lbs. The "house of brown" is the stream itself, "brown" refers to brown trout, and the "house of brown" is the water.
    I asked him once. He said "It's awash". At first I thought he meant "it's a wash" meaning it's a fake. Then I realized what he meant. You're going to need flippers to get it.

  • Joe Xigol
    Joe Xigol 1 months ago+23

    Elderly man keeps his name living for years after death by keeping people looking for his treasure that doesn't exist. Brilliant hoax

  • Sergio Roche
    Sergio Roche 6 months ago+65

    Why would anyone report their findings? If anyone finds it and claims they've found it then they have to pay uncle Sam a nice cut. If they just find it and keep the news to themselves they can easily be set for life. Just gotta find a way to launder the money in Panama.

  • Daniel Ramirez
    Daniel Ramirez 2 months ago+14

    Firehole River – A river flowing out of Madison Lake in to the Rocky Mountains. Madison Lake is where the Brown trout was first introduced in North America. Fenn was an avid fly fisherman.

  • Trevor Harrison
    Trevor Harrison 2 years ago+2563

    Hey Vox I looked for this for 4.5 months continuously in 2015. I didn't find it but I did open a tipi hotel at the north entrance to the park - found my treasure I suppose!

  • mikolavision
    mikolavision 2 months ago+33

    how do u know for certain somebody was within 250 ft ??

  • g meeks
    g meeks 2 months ago+37

    Where's your metal detector? It's gold your looking for rt?

  • dionicio hernandez
    dionicio hernandez 3 months ago+12

    The man is dying so what it is so look at what you are missing out nature which we stop doing a long time ago."stop to smell the roses" in other words,

  • Nick Saxe
    Nick Saxe 6 days ago+2

    I feel like I could figure this out.. With a month off from work.. And my Adderall prescription.