CLUE - In lines of code, the secret's not held, no treasure here, let the truth be spelled. Seek beyond the syntax, a different measure, in realms unseen lies your hidden treasure.
St. Nick shares all the clues in detail and how they led to the pepper's location!

The hunt is OVer Pueblo - Stay Tuned for 2024!

You could win over $16,000 in cash and $13,000 in prize
Join the holiday scavenger hunt across Pueblo County and you could seize the chance to win spectacular prizes while spreading cheer to a great local cause! The Greater Pueblo Chamber is excited to hold the 2023 St. Nicks Holiday Pepper Hunt. 
How did the St. Nick's Holiday Pepper Hunt begin? Watch the two part origin story below.

Where to find the clues

Daily clues have landed on the Visit Pueblo and Chamber's FB/INSTA/TikTok. Act fast, they won't be up for long. Also check in with our partners for exclusive clues at their locations.
Decode the clues, find the Pueblo Pepper rock and win big!  
1. Get Clues on Social Media
Videos Clues from good Ol’ St. Nick will be posted randomly through the Visit Pueblo & Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Facebook/Instagram pages & Tik Tok. Clues will only be available through MIDNIGHT of the day they are posted!
2. Visit Partner Locations 
Exclusive Holiday Helper Clues will be available randomly at helper locations throughout the Hunt. Stop in at these great locations regularly in hopes to catch a clue.

Want to be a Holiday Helper? 
Call Duane Nava for more details on sponsorships: 719-248-5165
View Exclusive Partner Locations ↪

St. Nick's Pepper Hunt Sponsors

Support this Pueblo tradition today! Call Duane Nava for more details on sponsorships: 719-248-5165.

Event Overview & Local Nonprofit Support

The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce presents St. Nick's Holiday Pepper Hunt throughout Pueblo County. The intent of this event is to have a local holiday scavenger hunt for our entire community that celebrates the season, rewards a lucky winner and supports a local nonprofit to be chosen by the Greater Pueblo Chamber. Be safe and have fun on the hunt! 

Pepper Hunt Rules

  • You must be 21 years of age to claim the cash and prizes for the Pepper Hunt 
  • Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner  
  • Winner must turn in the branded Pepper Hunt item within 24 hours of finding it to the Greater Pueblo Chamber office: 302 N Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003 
  • Participants must obey all traffic and city, county and state laws 
  • Do not dig to find the branded item 
  • Do not trespass on any residential or private property 
  • St. Nick's Holiday Helper clues will only be available at sponsor locations 
  • Clues will be available on social media (Greater Pueblo Chamber & Visit Pueblo) until midnight of the same day  
  • The way clues are written are intentional...e.g. (red, read)  
  • Entrants do not need to purchase or make a payment for entry. 


  • If any disputes occur, the Greater Pueblo Chamber will make every effort to assure fairness, and the decision of the Greater Pueblo Chamber CEO will be final 
  • Participants acknowledge that the Greater Pueblo Chamber will not be liable or responsible for any loss or injury to participants 
  • The branded Pepper Hunt item will not be hidden in any area where we believe any danger exists
  • The hunt winner agrees to allow the Greater Pueblo Chamber to use their name and any photographs for promotional purposes 
  • The Greater Pueblo Chamber retains description, identifying information, and the location where it is hidden; the Hunt winner must present the branded item, which matches the Greater Pueblo Chamber’s details of the item
  • By participating in the Pepper Hunt, participants agree to accept and abide by the Pepper Hunt Rules and acknowledge the disclosures
  • St. Nick's Holiday Pepper Hunt is not endorsed by or affiliated with any other event or organization in Pueblo. This is a new event hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

Pepper Hunt Prizes (check back as we add more)

  • Over $16,000 in cash prize (check) 
  • Over $13,000 in prizes 
  • Beer for a Year-Keg 1 
  • A Year worth of Pepsi Product 
  • A Year worth of Coke Product 
  • 10 Free 1 Topping Pizzas-Little Caesars 
  • A Year worth of Beer-Eagle Rock 
  • Prime Rib for a Family-Bay’s Meat Market 
  • 3 Family Memberships from the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center 
  • Free Sandwich, Fries and Drink per Week for a Year-Feelin’ A Little Philly  
  • 65-inch Roku TV-Flipping Pueblo  
  • Pueblo Basket-Seabel’s  
  • 3 Service Calls for Roadside Assistance from Mr. Roadside 
  • Gift Card for Services-Renew Med Spa Laser and Wellness 
  • 4 Cryo Slimming Treatments-Sculpt Body Contouring and Wellness 
  • Combo Pack Supreme for a Year-Adam’s Ribs 
  • Gift Card-B Street Café 
  • Rental Coupon- Union Depot 
  • Gift Card-The Ethos 
  • 4 Guitar Lessons-Guitar Lessons by Louis Lucero 
  • Photography Package-Modern Image Photography 
  • Home Safe-Pueblo Lock Doc 
  • Freeze Dried Candy Gift Certificate-Confection Connection 
  • Coffee Cup, Cigars, Cutter, and Lighter-3D’s Cigars 
  • Gift Basket and Gift Card-Fuel and Iron Food Hall 
  • Gift Card-Mother Smothers 
  • Gift Certificate-A Touch of Grace Esthetics  
  • Gift Certificate for Charcuterie Board-Brie and Me Charcuterie 
  • Gift Certificate for Bar Trailer Rental-Rusted Bucket Rentals  
  • Gift Certificate for Cut and Color-Headstrong Hair & Nail Studio 
  • Sterling Silver Permanent Jewelry Bracelet-Headstrong Hair & Nail Studio 
  • Gift Certificate-Angelo’s Pizza Parlor 
  • Gift Basket-Solar Roast Coffee  
  • Gift Certificate-Lash On Wax Off 
  • Vera Bradley Women Sunglasses, Randolph Men Aviators-Rocky Mountain Eye Center 
  • 2 VIP Tickets to New Year’s Eve Bash, Dinner for 2, Room at the Mariott-Familia Pueblo 
  • Free Vehicle Window Tint-Altitude Tint  
  • Gift Certificate-Papa Mario’s 
  • Gift Basket-Pex Peppers   
  • Gift Basket-Springside Cheese 
  • 2 Bushels’s of Roasted Pueblo Chile-Musso Farms 
  • 50lbs of Frijoles-Rusler Produce 
  • Gift Certificate-Goldies Permanent Jewelry 
  • Gift Certificate-Only Time Will Tell Games 
  • Gift Certificate-La Bella Union Plaza 
  • Gift Certificate-Firepit Restaurant & Grill 
  • Gift Certificate-Thrive Med Spa & Wellness  
  • Gift Certificate-Snooze 
  • Free 1 Year Membership-Snap Fitness 
  • Gift Basket-2750 Liquor & Stacey’s Custom Creations 
  • Gift Basket-Taffy’s  
  • Gift Certificate-K.D. Elise Photography 
  • Gift Certificate-Bloom Beauty Salon 
  • Free 2 Hour E-Bike Rental-Edge Ski Paddle & Pack 
  • Gift Certificate Toward Tires-Nate’s Alignment Kings 
  • Gift Certificate-All About My Bling 
  • Gift Certificate-Café Murillo 
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Update: Clues are now available at our partner locations. Exclusive Partner Clues will be available randomly at Partner locations throughout the Hunt.  Stop in at these great locations regularly in hopes to catch a clue. 

Please be respectful during business and after hours. You must visit these locations to receive the clue. Parter Clues will not be provided over the phone or online. 

  • Alpine Ford - 2828 US-50
  • Colorado Front Range Roofing - 4289 N Elizabeth St
  • Power Credit Union – 1615 E Evans Ave
  • Grahams Grill Southside - 1745 S Pueblo Blvd
  • Bays Meat Market- 2029 S Pueblo Blvd
  • Adams Ribs - 228 S McCulloch Blvd #130, Pueblo West
  • Springside Cheese - 517 W 5th St #104
  • Fuel & Iron Food Hall - 400 S Union Ave
  • Feeling a Little Philly - 1111 S Prairie Ave
  • The Ethos  - 615 E Mesa Ave