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The Ultimate Great Basin National Park Quiz
by Staff
Situated between the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City airports, Great Basin National Park is a fine example of high desert and alpine terrains. Take this quiz and enjoy one of Nevada's natural treasures.

Where is the Great Basin National Park located?

  • Nevada
  • Utah and Nevada
  • Northern Arizona

Between which mountain ranges is Great Basin located?

  • Sierra Nevada and Grey Cliffs
  • Wheeler Peak and the Great Basin Range
  • Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada

When was the park established?

  • 1974
  • 1986
  • 1991

How big is the park?

  • 57,180 acres
  • 67,180 acres
  • 77,180 acres

Which mountain range actually runs through the park?

  • Snake Range
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevada

How many fault-block mountains are there in Great Basin?

  • 80
  • 100
  • 130

What is one of the main attractions?

  • Lehman Caves
  • Wheeler Creek
  • Bighorn Cove

How many species of birds are found in the park?

  • 156
  • 192
  • 238

What is regarded as the centerpiece of the park other than the Lehrman Caves?

  • Snake Range
  • Wheeler Peak
  • Alpine Lakes

How much precipitation does the high country of the Snake Range receive?

  • 50 inches
  • 40 inches
  • 30 inches

How high is Wheeler Peak?

  • 13,063 feet
  • 14,063 feet
  • 15,063 feet

What is located near the summit of Wheeler Peak?

  • caves
  • glacier
  • spruce forest

Which is one of the most popular hiking trails?

  • Alpine Lakes Loop Trail
  • Wheeler Peak Trail
  • Lehrman Caves Trail

How long is this trail?

  • 4.3 miles
  • 3.8 miles
  • 2.7 miles

What wildlife is found near the summit of Wheeler Peak?

  • snakes and mountain deer
  • pikas and marmots
  • coyotes and bighorn sheep

Where are the Lehrman Caves located?

  • at an altitude of 6,800 feet
  • at an altitude of 5,800 feet
  • at an altitude of 4,800 feet

What attraction is located in the Lexington Canyon?

  • Lexington Creek
  • Lexington Lakes
  • Lexington Arch

What is special about this attraction?

  • made of sandstone
  • made of limestone
  • made of granite

Who gave the park its name?

  • 19th century white explorer
  • Nevada Indian tribes
  • Spanish explorers

Who or what was Prometheus?

  • original name given to Alpine Lake
  • an early Spanish visitor to the area
  • very old tree