Other New Mexico Treasures Just Waiting
to be Found
Also called Horse Mountains, the peaks are located thirty-five miles
north of Las Cruces. Gold bars, silver and jewels were
reportedly buried by a spring under the big rocks of Cabello Canyon.
The buried cache was said to have been stolen from the Chihauhua-Spanish
by the Indians during the Indian uprisings. Having no need for
treasure, the Indians carted the goods by horses and mules to the
hiding spot after their murderous raids.
- A huge store of Aztec Indian
in gold bars and rich ore, said to total some $25 million, is located
in the Capitan Mountains, possibly in a cave or cavern.
- While traveling along the Santa Fe Trail
a group of freighters were attacked just three days into their trip.
The freighters were carrying 25 bags of gold coins worth about
$150,000. Seeing the imminent attack the men buried the gold
somewhere between Ute Park and
in Colfax County. Only one of the men escaped the attack to tell
the story, but severely wounded, he died just a few days later. The dying man said that the cache was buried in an area with three
large rocks, one of which was "half as large as a house.
Colfax County - Point of Rocks
- In 1851 two pioneers were said to have buried $40,000 in gold coins
near a campsite on the old Santa Fe Trail and near the Point of Rocks.
The Point of Rocks in Colfax County is on private land,
about 8 miles north and 2 miles east of a roadside park on US Highway
56. This landmark was a popular campsite with a nearby spring. There
was considerable violence at this site, including the killing of the
White Family in 1849.
There are graves sites at the point that the money was supposedly
- A cave, said to filled with a pile of gold Spanish coins literally knee
deep, lies on a steep east canyon wall from a ravine on the exact Mexico-New
Mexico border west of Columbia. Known to an Apache Indian, who
removed several hundred coins in the 1950s, the exact location was lost
when he was killed in an auto accident.
Cooney, Grant County
Long ago a stagecoach was robbed at outside of Cooney, in Grant County.
The stolen loot was said to have been hidden near Cooney, but it has never
- Another cache from a held up stagecoach is believed to be hidden
in Doubtful Canyon near Steins Peak, Hidalgo County.
Over $100,000 taken from several train robberies is believed to be
hidden near the Lava Beds southeast of
Devoys Peak near Mount Dora was a favorite hideout for
outlaws in the late 1800s. Much of their hidden loot is said to be
hidden in the area.
- Gold bars have been missing for many decades at Tres Piedras in the San
Juan Mountains, Taos County.
- There are several
historians who believe that the huge Gran Quivera hoard, 1,600 burro loads
of gold and silver, is located in the southern Manzano Mountains and
possibly in the Hell's Canyon of the Four Hills area, both near Tijeras
Canyon on Hwy I-40.