A Colorado man has people in the Northern part of the state rushing to find the cash and gold he stashes around the area per a treasure hunt he conducts on social media.
The man, who wants to only go by Matt, started a Facebook page last month called ‘Northern Colorado Treasure Hunters.’
He now has 4,000 followers. That might have something to do with his giving away gold.
“Quite honestly, it was just an idea I had. I started the page and it went from there, just snow balled out of control. It’s been fun,” Matt said.
During the week, Matt stashes either cash or gold somewhere in northern Colorado. After snapping a photo, and posting it on social media, people then must look for clues in markings and landmarks to track down the prize. This has led to people getting outside in parks and fields trying to find the hidden treasures.
“We try to do it every time. I have their text alerts so as soon as it hits, I get it,” Courtney Beers said.
“It’s a fun thing to be able to do as a family, especially with the weather being so nice,” Rebecca Garcia said.
Matt hopes to attract business as sponsors so he can offer bigger prizes.
“I plan on doing it for a long time,” Matt said. “It gets people out and about. They have fun and it gives families something to do. And there is incentive at the end of the tunnel. That’s what I like about it. To watch everyone get hyped up about it and run around the parks.” The activities have indeed brought families together.
“It’s just something to do with the kids and they like looking for things, kind of like Easter,” Colton Phelps said.
“I think it’s awesome. I think it’s a lot of fun. Gives people an excuse to get out and go find stuff, see new places,” Cameron Espinoza said.