Treasure Rock

Large granite dome-like formation highlighted by golden sunlight.

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With tales of stolen gold and buried treasure, this formation is shrouded in mystery and lore. Do you believe the story of buried treasure? A roadside attraction, Treasure Rock sees many curious visitors each year.  

This legend is plausible. Although versions of the robbery differ, most agree that the Kelton stage was robbed circa 1878 in gold bullion bound for a U.S. military camp in Boise. One bandit (in some accounts, two) was killed in the confrontation. The second was captured days later after reportedly burying the treasure at the base of what soon become know as Treasure Rock. 

Stop and check out the wayside exhibit at Treasure Rock and explore the area.

City Of Rocks National Reserve

Last updated: January 11, 2024