OGDEN, Utah, September 6, 2023 – After a suspenseful five weeks, one lucky hiker found a hidden wallet worth $20,000, perched above the breathtaking Beus Canyon in Ogden, Utah during the Labor Day weekend.

Our winner is a frequent hiker of the trail. She hikes Beus Canyon Trail three to four times a week with the goal of reaching the summit before the end of the summer. With such a familiarity with the trail, our winner overheard fellow hikers searching for the wallet daily and started to consider where it might be, deducing from what she heard that people might not be searching high enough. As she rested along one of her favorite spots on the trail, she thought of how cool it would be if she found the wallet.

“As I rested, I said a little prayer to myself, then looked down and noticed a rock and thought is seemed a little out of place. I thought, ‘I wonder if the wallet is underneath?’ So I decided to take a look. Finding this wallet meant a lot to me. I plan to use it to help support my family,” says our winner.

With this miraculous find, our winner took home $10,000 of the $20,000 prize. The other half she has chosen to gift to YCC Family Crisis Center, an organization that supports individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence that is near and dear to her heart.

“We’re so thrilled to be part of your Where’s the Wallet Cash Quest and to have wonderful community partners like the Bank of Utah. These funds will help us continue to provide critical programs and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Thank you again and congratulations to the winner,” said YCC Development Director Keicha Christensen.

Since August 7 when the campaign began, over 6,810 questers searched for the wallet. Clever clues were posted each week on the Bank’s website.

“We love the idea of rewarding Utah residents with a large cash prize and then letting them choose their favorite charity to receive the same amount. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. Our hope is that residents both explored nature, learned something new about Ogden and Utah, and enjoyed the challenge of a treasure hunt. It has been great to see all the comments and positivity that came from this contest,” said Bank of Utah President Branden Hansen.

Find out more about how the wallet was found, where and what the clues meant on our Cash Quest page, and be sure to follow us on social to be ready for next year's quest.