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The Ultimate Black Canyon National Park Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2009

Which United States President signed the bill which created Black Canyon?

  • George W. Bush
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Clinton

The entrance fee for Gunnison National Park is _____ per vehicle.

  • 8
  • 16
  • 32

On which of the following days of the year is the South Rim Visitor Center at Gunnison National Park closed?

  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • both of the above

How many campgrounds are there at the Gunnison National Park?

  • two
  • three
  • four

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.

  • salmon
  • trout
  • halibut

Which of the following wildlife can be found in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ?

  • coyote
  • kangaroos
  • lions

Which of the following is the name of a vista point in Black Canyon offering remarkable panoramic views of the surrounding area?

  • Canyon View
  • Gunnison View
  • Chasm View

Mineral formations in the Black Canyon date back more than _____ years.

  • 1.7 thousand
  • 1.7 million
  • 1.7 billion

Which of the following are some of the many activities available in Black Canyon?

  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • both of the above

Visitors to Chasm View outlook at Black Canyon can view the _____ River far below.

  • Missouri
  • Colorado
  • Gunnison

The dizzying heights at Gunnison Point, where visitors view the walls of Black Canyon plunging almost 2,000 feet can cause:

  • vertigo
  • nausea
  • stomach aches

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?

  • 50000
  • 150000
  • 250000

Passenger service on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad stopped _____ years ago.

  • 70
  • 100
  • 170

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?

  • Mark Twain
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Horatio Alger

Which Colorado town developed as a railroad stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG)?

  • Cimarron
  • Aspen
  • Denver