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The Ultimate Guadalupe Mountains National Park Quiz
by Staff
The Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas encompasses a wide variety of terrain, from harsh desert to lush green forests. Take this quiz to learn more about these magnificent sights.

Where is Guadalupe Mountains National Park located?

  • 43 miles from the New Mexico border
  • 85 miles east of El Paso
  • 124 miles from the Arizona border

When was the park established?

  • 1966
  • 1956
  • 1946

How big is the park?

  • 86,416 acres
  • 86,416 acres
  • 86,416 acres

How high is the highest peak of Guadalupe?

  • 8,749 feet
  • 9,749 feet
  • 10,749 feet

What desert extends across the park?

  • Llano Estacado
  • Trans-Pecos
  • Chihuahuan Desert

What is the well-known landmark for travelers crossing the desert?

  • McKittrick Canyon
  • El Capitan
  • The Bowl

How long are the trails of the park?

  • 80 miles
  • 90 miles
  • 100 miles

Who was the celebrated photographer who immortalized El Capitan?

  • Cornel Capa
  • Eliot Porter
  • Ansel Adams

What else is the park known for?

  • deciduous pine forests
  • mountain and desert bird life
  • geological history

Where would you go to enjoy a coniferous forest?

  • Guadalupe Peak
  • McKittrick Canyon
  • the Bowl

How long is the trail up to Guadalupe Peak?

  • 8.4 mile
  • 7.3 mile
  • 6.2 mile

What is the best time to visit McKittrick Canyon?

  • August and September
  • October and November
  • December and January

How long is McKittrick Canyon?

  • five miles
  • seven miles
  • nine miles

What is one of the worlds biggest coral reefs?

  • Capitan Reef
  • McKittrick Canyon
  • Guadalupe Mountains

How tall is El Capitan?

  • 7,085 feet
  • 8,085 feet
  • 9,085 feet

Millions of years ago when the area was underwater, how big was the sea?

  • 10,000 square miles
  • 8,000 square miles
  • 6,000 square miles

When was the area first inhabited?

  • 8,000 years ago
  • 10,000 years ago
  • 12,000 years ago

Who visited the area in 1550?

  • French Trappers
  • Spanish explorers
  • Mescalero Apaches

What drew people to the area in the 19th century?

  • herds of deer and buffalo
  • fertile soil in the valleys
  • legends about silver and gold

Where did the Mescalero Apaches make their last stand?

  • The Bowl
  • El Capitan
  • Guadalupe Mountains