Arizona Treasure Hunt

Solving clues and avoiding jackasses since 1951


64th Annual Treasure Hunt Theme and Poster: When I’m 64

Start packing and planning…the 64th Annual Valley of the Sun Treasure Hunt will be held on Saturday, November 8th. While some of you like to let it be, many of you come together with a little help from your friends for the treasure hunt. While it’s just a day in the life, the blackbird knows that it will be a hard day’s night. You may call for help while running helter skelter across the valley, but always remember that we can work it out. While we all want to hold your hand for that special night, we know that, baby, it’s (all about) you. In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s recent visit to the valley and even the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show…the 64th Annual Treasure Hunt Theme is…

When I’m 64!

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Please click on this link for a PDF of the official poster: 2014 64th Treasure Hunt Final Poster


2013 Hunt Photos Album on Facebook!

Hello! We just added the 261 photos from last hunt night to the 2013 Hunt Photos album on Facebook!

Also, the archives links have been fixed on the website. Enjoy!


2014 Hunt Date

It’s on…

November 8, 2014 will be the day the Arizona Treasure Hunt turns 64!  You’d think at this age The Hunt would be settled into its ways, but not this spry, tech savvy Jackass.  Your committee is hard at work planning a night to remember—just ask the policemen who interrogated a suspicious looking committee member alone in the middle of the desert choosing clue sites at midnight one recent evening.  Make sure to save the date and keep checking back here and on our Facebook page for updates.  And don’t forget to tell your friends and co-workers and share the best night of the year fun that is The Arizona Treasure Hunt.


Winners Photos Posted

Here they are!

2013 Winners Gallery.


TH63 Winners and Statistics …

Another Hunt has passed!! Thank you for coming out and taking on the challenge

Congratulations are in order!!!

1st Place goes to Car 34 – Baker’s Dozen
2nd Place goes to Car 2 – SnowBirds
3rd Place goes to Car 37 – hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophilia

Highest finishing Pro Team goes to Car 32 – Eureka, 2nd overall.
Highest finishing Rookie Team goes to Car 80 – Sweet MLT’s. 49th overall

Also, a huge thanks from the Committee to all of the volunteers and businesses who helped us put the Hunt together this year. We couldn’t do this without you. Finally, we want to say how much we all appreciate our friends and family members who provided support and encouragement and put up with all of the craziness which planning a Treasure Hunt involves!

Results have officially been posted so go on and take a peek!


Remember that if you have comments/input regarding the Hunt we would love to hear from you … go on over and submit your thoughts at

We are in process of gathering and uploading the photos taken during the night and will do our best to get them uploaded in the next couple of days.

Thanks again!


It’s here!!!

Happy Hunt Day Everyone!

Today is the day you set all of your fears aside as you compete in Triskaidonkeyphobia!

By now we are sure that you have all frantically researched the HWOW, packed up the necessary items that all Wise Hunter’s remember to bring and have the liability waiver form ready to hand off as you arrive at Check Out. Check out is due to open by 5:15 PM but we will do our best to open it earlier.

If you still need the form you can grab it here

Please remember to complete ALL necessary information (including the Insurance Carrier, Policy Number and Effective date – we had to send a lot of hunters back to their vehicles to obtain this information last year) as the Wizard will not give you your start card without it.

Please know your Car # and confirm any changes your team might have made. Go to Registered Teams to find your Car # which also reflects your team members. If changes are needed please advise the Wizard when you turn in your forms.

This year we have introduced a few changes, one of which is the elimination of the clue envelopes. Please take a moment to watch the VIDEO on how the new system will work and keep in mind that the Clue Sheets were printed with the idea that each team will take 3 Clue Sheets from each site. We will be running the video at Check Out should you want to view it one last time before hitting the road. We understand that in a frantic state of grabbing and moving on there is the possibility of teams grabbing more than 3, so we ask that you do your best to keep that in mind as you grab and run!

The Post-Hunt dinner will be held outside at Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse due to the fact that there was another event booked for the evening. Please understand that this was out of the Wizard’s control and make sure to dress warm!


Treasure Hunt Rules and Rookie Guide Updated

The Treasure Hunt Rules and Rookie Guide have been posted for the 2013 Treasure Hunt. Please check them out.

Also available is the liability waiver. Please print and have this filled out and ready for Hunt night.

All of these can be found on the Hunt Docs page.


Avast, HWOW Now available!

Ahoy hunters!

Me matey’s and I have pillaged and plundered many a village ta bring ya this little gem of a treasure. Now most land lubbers don’t realize the amount of planning and checking and re-checking was involved. Why ol’ Davy Jones himself was unable to procure the knowledge of the inner-mixins of this endeavor. So without further ado, we present to you the 2013 Hints, Wise and OtherWise!


Oh, and Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Registration Re-opened

We just got word from our t-shirt vendor that the drop dead date to order t-shirts is September 26th. As such, we have re-opened registration. We have room for 10 more teams, so don’t go all glossophobia on us and instead tell your friends that there is still room.

I’m not sure how many people read the t-shirt description, but this year’s shirt is the hunt theme logo, done in glow in the dark ink. The should be pretty fun.


The new clue system video

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