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The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Quiz
by Staff
Located in Northwestern Arizona, the Grand Canyon can truly be considered one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Join us in an unforgettable journey there by taking this quiz.

When was the Grand Canyon National Park established?

  • 1919
  • 1929
  • 1939

Where is the park located?

  • Southeastern Arizona
  • Southern Nevada
  • Northwestern Arizona

What is the size of this park?

  • 719,575 acres
  • 1,218,375 acres
  • 1,815,874 acres

How many visitors does the Grand Canyon attract annually?

  • five million
  • seven million
  • nine million

What are the South Rim and the North Rim ?

  • mountain ranges surrounding the park
  • plateaus of the Grand Canyon
  • divisions of the Grand Canyon

Which is the taller of the two?

  • South Rim
  • North Rim
  • both the same height

Which is the more accessible?

  • same access
  • North Rim
  • South Rim

What percentage of visitors go to the more popular site?

  • 90 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 70 percent

When is the North Rim closed?

  • It is open all year round.
  • It closes only when avalanches block access.
  • It is closed from fall to spring.

Where would be the best place to enjoy views of Kanab Plateau and the volcanic Pine/Uncared Mountains?

  • Tuweep
  • South Rim
  • Powell Observation Point

Where would you head for the best panoramic views of the canyon, the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch?

  • Colorado River Station
  • Yavapai Observation Station
  • Pine Mountain Outpost

How many major rapids are there along the Colorado River in the area of the Grand Canyon?

  • 60
  • 100
  • 140

Who was John Wesley Powell?

  • first European to visit the Grand Canyon
  • first modern explorer
  • purchased the area from the Pueblo people

Who was the first European to visit the area?

  • Coronado
  • Yavapai
  • Maclean

When did sightseeing trips into the canyon begin?

  • 1919
  • 1900
  • 1880

Who led these first trips?

  • Norman Maclean
  • John Hance
  • John Wesley Powell

What did the Native Americans believe about the canyon?

  • a path to the land beyond death
  • ancient burial ground
  • beginning of mankind

What did Norman Maclean call the canyon?

  • cradle of civilization
  • the basement of time
  • timeline of history

According to researchers, when did the Colorado River begin to cut through the upper layers of rock?

  • 10 million years ago
  • eight million years ago
  • six million years ago

How high is the South Rim?

  • 7,000 feet
  • 8,000 feet
  • 9,000 feet