Colorado Legend: In Search of Butch Cassidy’s Hidden Treasure
According to Colorado legend, the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy has buried thousands of dollars in Colorado and it's just waiting to be found.
It wouldn't be a stretch to think that Butch Cassidy could have buried some of his loot somewhere in Colorado. Afterall, he grew up in neighboring Utah and committed his first bank robbery at the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride. It's believed Cassidy took the $21,000 from that heist and went to Robbers Roost, a hideout in southeastern Utah, near the famous Hole-in-the-Rock outside of Moab.
Butch Cassidy spent most of his life on the run, robbing banks and trains. That means there were plenty of opportunities and probably the need for Cassidy and his gang to hide their loot from time to time with the intention of retrieving it at a later time.
It is said that Butch Cassidy buried loot on or near Wild Mountain, and another $50,000 near Powder Springs in the northwest corner of Colorado.
The Wild Bunch apparently had a hideout in this part of Colorado, and it is believed that Cassidy stashed $30,000 in silver coins in Irish Canyon. The canyon is located north of Dinosaur National Monument.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and their partners in crime weaved a swath of terror from New Mexico to Montana over a period of 16 years. The idea that some of their loot could still be stashed in Colorado is extremely intriguing.
No doubt, countless treasure hunters have tried to find Cassidy's loot, but as far as anyone knows, it has been without success. So, just in case Butch Cassidy's treasure really is out there, let's go find it.