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The Ultimate Capitol Reef National Park Quiz
by Staff
Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah boasts many rock formations that resemble tropical coral reefs in different colors. In addition to admiring the panoramic views the park has to offer, visitors can hike, bird watch, ride horseback and camp out in the park's vast spaces. Take our quiz to find out how to plan a memorable visit to the park.

In which U.S. state is Capitol Reef National Park located?

  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Montana

How did Capitol Reef National Park get its name?

  • It has many reefs.
  • It has rocky ramparts that look like reefs.
  • We don't know.

What is the entrance fee for vehicles to Capitol Reef National Park?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15

Which day of the year is the only day of the year that the visitor's center at Capitol Reef National Park is closed?

  • Christmas Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • New Year's Day

How many campgrounds are there at Capitol Reef National Park?

  • two
  • three
  • four

_____ is one of the world's largest monoclinal flexures, created when the Earth's crust buckled upward.

  • Waterpocket Fold
  • Desertpocket Fold
  • Earthpocket Fold

How high are the cliffs of Capitol Reef?

  • 1,000 feet (304.8 meters)
  • 1,500 feet (457.2 meters)
  • 2,000 feet (609.6 meters)

In what year was Capitol Reef National Park established?

  • 1931
  • 1951
  • 1971

Which of the following types of wildlife can be found at Capitol Reef National Park?

  • desert bighorn sheep
  • mule deer
  • both of the above

One of the dome-like structures in Capitol Reef National Park is thought to resemble the capitol dome in:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Rome, Italy
  • London, England

Which religious group settled in a canyon along the Freemont River in what is now Capitol Reef National Park?

  • the Quakers
  • the Mormons
  • the Shakers

Which type of sheep, native to the park, was almost extinct as a result of its exposure to domestic sheep?

  • the New Mexico dahl
  • the California red
  • the desert bighorn

Which American photographer took a memorable photo of the Temple of the Sun rock formation in Cathedral Valley, north of the Fremont River Canyon?

  • Ansel Adams
  • Arthur Adams
  • Alan Adams

Which type of stone can you see in Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park?

  • limestone
  • gypsum
  • sandstone

Which old wagon trail connects a Mormon community with Capitol Reef?

  • the Blue Dugway
  • the Red Dugway
  • the Green Dugway

What is the terrain at Capitol Reef National Park?

  • desert ridges
  • river valleys
  • both of the above

Which of Cathedral Valley's canyons is named for the animals that traveled through its narrow trails?

  • Muley Twist Canyon
  • Muley Path Canyon
  • Muley Trail Canyon

Which mountains can be seen from Panorama Point?

  • the Harry Mountains
  • the Henry Mountains
  • the Harvey Mountains

Cassidy Arch is named for famous outlaw _____ Cassidy.

  • Barry
  • Butch
  • Brian

Which of the following were early settlers of the area that is now Capitol Reef National Park?

  • the Fremont people
  • the Canyon people
  • the Reef people