Colorado has lots to offer vacationers. It offers snow-capped mountains, hiking trails, national parks, railway rides and natural hot springs. It also has some unique aspects that make it unlike any other state in the U.S. Can you guess what they are? Take this quiz and see if you're ready for a Colorado vacation.
From the tallest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park you can peak over its sister mountains. What is its name?
Red Rocks Peak
Which mountain in the world boasts the highest number of travelers to its summit?
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Everest, Nepal
Pikes Peak, USA
Aside from going by car or on foot, what other common way can you get to the top of Pikes Peak?
the Pikes Peak cable car
the Pikes Peak cog railway
the Pikes Peak ski lift
How long is the roundtrip ride up Pikes Peak by the cog railway?
just under one hour
over three hours
almost five hours
When Katherine Lee Bates got to the top of Pikes Peak in 1893, she was inspired to write the lyrics to a now-famous patriotic song. What song?
America the Beautiful
This Land is Your Land
What makes the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool near Aspen so unique?
It's the most elevated-above-sea-level pool in the world.
It's the oldest heated swimming pool in the world.
It's the largest hot mineral pool in the world.
Which U.S. president saw Glenwood Hot Springs Pool as his favorite summer retreat?
What happens at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool during the winter?
It stays at 90-93 degrees Fahrenheit (32-33 degrees Celsius) and snowflakes melt as they hit the water.
It is closed during the winter months.
It stays at 90-93 degrees Fahrenheit (32-33 degrees Celsius) but it is closed to the public when it snows.
According to legend, what is the source of the name Telluride?
"tell-u-ridoo," referring to the common mountain call in that area
"tell-oo-rid," referring to a famous Indian chief
"to hell you ride," referring to the difficulty in getting there
What attracted positive and negative elements to the Telluride area in the late 1800s?
Telluride was one of the world's first towns to have electricity. Was this before or after Paris, France, got electricity?
the same time
In what year did Telluride become a National Landmark Historic District?
After whom is Pikes Peak named?
Lieutenant Zebulon Pike
Lord Fortescue Pike
General Darius von Pike
Which of these are annual events on Pikes Peak?
a car race
a snappling tournament
a bungee jumping display
What are the names of the natural 300-foot long red rock formations in Morrison, Colorado?
Morrison Rock and Spring Rock
Walker Rock and Red Rock
Creation Rock and Ship Rock
Whose brainchild was the creation of a world-class performance venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater?
John Brisben Walker
Which city initiated the Red Rocks Amphitheater project with the purchase of the land there?
Why is the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya a unique Buddhist monument?
because of its size
because of its wealth
because of its color
Who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to the U.S. and set up hundreds of meditation centers there?
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
the Dalai Lama
What is the connection between Buddhism and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado?
It's the first Buddhist-inspired university in the U.S.