Where is the lost treasure of the Colorado Rockies?
In what is now known as Las Animas County in the
southeastern part of Colorado a wagon train carrying 1,500 pound of gold ingots
was attached by renegade Indians and a gang of outlaws, in 1858. The travelers
fought off the would-be robbers and headed into Chacuaco Canyon believing they
would elude the thieves.
The outlaws refused to give up and followed suite.
There were three members of the wagon train that chose to load the gold ingots
onto six mules and lead them to a rocky area close to creek. During the time
that the men with the mules were hiding the gold in the rocky area, the outlaws
killed everyone with the wagon train.
After hiding the gold, the three men escaped and
made their way to a Mexican village that was nearby. They did go back to
retrieve the hidden gold, but once close to their destination they were killed
by a party of Ute Indians.
Today, the treasure is still hidden away in a rocky
area near the creek in Chacuaco Canyon in the southeaster part of Colorado.
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