The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of the most spectacular gorges in America. It rivals the Grand Canyon for its breathtaking views and sweeping panoramas. Check out our quiz to learn more about this beautiful canyon.
In which western United States mountain range will you find the source of the Gunnison River?
the Rocky mountains
the White Mountains
the York Mountains
In what year was Black Canyon Park established?
Which United States President signed the bill which created Black Canyon?
George W. Bush
The entrance fee for Gunnison National Park is _____ per vehicle.
On which of the following days of the year is the South Rim Visitor Center at Gunnison National Park closed?
New Year's Day
both of the above
How many campgrounds are there at the Gunnison National Park?
What is the depth of the chasms at Black Canyon gorge in Colorado?
1,700 feet (518.16 meters)
2,700 feet (822.96 meters)
3,700 feet (1127.76 meters)
The Gunnison River offers excellent fishing for ___ in its waters.
Which of the following wildlife can be found in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ?
Which of the following is the name of a vista point in Black Canyon offering remarkable panoramic views of the surrounding area?
Mineral formations in the Black Canyon date back more than _____ years.
Which of the following are some of the many activities available in Black Canyon?
both of the above
Visitors to Chasm View outlook at Black Canyon can view the _____ River far below.
The dizzying heights at Gunnison Point, where visitors view the walls of Black Canyon plunging almost 2,000 feet can cause:
How long is the North Vista trail at Black Canyon?
seven miles long
ten miles long
thirteen miles long
How many people visit Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park each year?
Passenger service on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad stopped _____ years ago.
Which American general led a team which constructed the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG)?
General William John Palmer
General Andrew Jackson
General William Jackson Palmer
Which famous American author wrote about his train ride through the black canyon in 1889?
Which Colorado town developed as a railroad stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG)?