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WELCOME TO BOULDER’S ULTIMATE TREASURE HUNT. Every week for five weeks, a Colorado Daily Rock will be hidden somewhere in town. Over the five-week contest, each weekly winner receives $500!


Only time will tell, friends. Look for clues to the location of the Rock every day in the Colorado Daily.

If you find the Colorado Daily Rock, abscond with it immediately and call 303.473.1420. Leave your name and phone number. Then start feeling $500 smarter. For contest rules and clues from previous days, visit


Boulder Rocks! is a five-week contest of the Colorado Daily (Sponsor) with five sets of clues and five prizes. Read the clues in the Colorado Daily or online at ColoradoDaily/BoulderRocks to search for the Colorado Daily rock on public land in Boulder County.

Clues will appear daily, Monday through Friday, during each contest period, unless the rock is found prior to the individual contest ending period. Contest periods are:

Week one/Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9

Week two/Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16

Week three/Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23

Week four/Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30

Week five/Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6

The rock is located in a public place in Boulder County. There is no cost to search for the rock. The rock will be hidden outdoors on dry ground. The rock will not be in dangerous locations, on ledges, mountain tops or in caves. The rock will not be hidden on private property, on unrestricted open space, on any areas where public access would be denied or where there is an admission fee to gain access. You will not need to dig, move any stationary object, or cross any bodies of water to find the rock.

Destruction or destroying any real or personal property is not necessary in order to find the rock or otherwise participate. Sponsor expressly forbids any such conduct, and by participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects on all aspects pertaining to the Boulder Rock. Sponsor shall have complete discretion to interpret these Official Rules and any other aspect of Boulder Rocks!, and expressly reserves the right to refuse to award the prize to anyone who in Sponsor’s discretion is in breach of these Official Rules or otherwise fails satisfactorily to establish their eligibility to win.

If you find the Colorado Daily rock, abscond with it immediately and call 303.473.1420 to qualify for the $500 cash prize. Leave your name and phone number. We will contact you as soon as possible within business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to verify you have the winning rock. Individuals declared the winner, by submitting the official Boulder Rock for each week’s contest, will receive a check for $500 within 15 business days.

Previous week’s winners are not eligible to win subsequent weeks during the five-week period.

If the Colorado Daily rock is not found by 11:59 p.m. the Monday following each contest (Monday, Oct. 12 for week one; Monday, Oct 19 for week two; Monday, Oct. 26 for week three; Monday, Nov. 2 for week four and Monday, Nov. 9 for week five), the Colorado Daily will terminate that week’s hunt.

The Colorado Daily reserves the right to discontinue Boulder Rocks! at any time if public property is destroyed.

General Conditions:

  • Boulder Rocks! is open to individuals age 18 and older who are legal U.S. residents and have a valid driver’s license.

  • Boulder Rocks! advertising sponsors as well as employees of the Colorado Daily and Prairie Mountain Publishing and immediate family members and persons living in the same household of each of such persons (whether or not related), are not eligible.

  • The winner(s) will be required to execute and return a Certificate of Eligibility and General Release form within 48 hours of notifying the Colorado Daily that the rock has been found. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.  

  • All participants agree that the Colorado Daily and its respective affiliate companies, parents, subsidiaries, advertising representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by participants for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prizes or participation in this contest.

  • Except where legally prohibited, by accepting prize, winner grants permission for the Colorado Daily, its partners, and those acting under its authority to use his or her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness for advertising and/or publicity without compensation.

  • No purchase is necessary to win. All contest rules and decisions are final.

  • By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/ or judges which are final and binding in all matters relating to Boulder Rocks!

  • Winners, upon verification, will publish in the Colorado Daily and online at ColoradoDaily/BoulderRocks.