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The Ultimate Colorado Family Vacations Quiz
by Staff
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
  • Pikes Peak
  • Longs 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
  • Yankee Doodle

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?

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Calvin Coolidge

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?

  • gold
  • diamonds
  • silver

Telluride was one of the world's first towns to have electricity. Was this before or after Paris, France, got electricity?

  • the same time
  • before
  • after

In what year did Telluride become a National Landmark Historic District?

  • 1958
  • 1964
  • 1970

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
  • Willie Nelson
  • Bob Geldof

Which city initiated the Red Rocks Amphitheater project with the purchase of the land there?

  • Cortez
  • Aspen
  • Denver

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
  • Mother Theresa

What is the connection between Buddhism and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado?

  • It's the first Buddhist-inspired university in the U.S.
  • It is run by Buddhist monks.
  • The professors are all of the Buddhist faith.