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The Ultimate Rocky Mountain National Park Quiz
by Staff
Rocky Mountain National Park is an exciting, dynamic, natural attraction boasting high mountains and parkland and some of the most beautiful vistas in the U.S. There are lots of recreational activities for the whole family, as well as riding on the highest continuous road in North America. Take this quiz to learn more about visiting Rocky Mountain National Park.

How many visitors come to Rocky Mountain National Park every year?

  • two million
  • three million
  • four million

Where is Rocky Mountain National Park in relation to Denver, Colorado?

  • northwest
  • southeast
  • northeast

When is Fall River Visitor Center open?

  • only during the summer months
  • every day except December 25
  • year-round on weekends

What makes Trail Ridge Road unique?

  • It is the longest continuous road in North America.
  • It is the highest continuous road in North America.
  • It is the highest continuous road in the northern hemisphere.

The highest 20 peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park reach over:

  • 8,000 feet (2,438 meters)
  • 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
  • 13,000 feet (3,962 meters)

What is the nickname of the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • the Rockies
  • the Rocky Alps
  • the Rocks

Which wild member of the cat family lives in Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • the jaguar
  • the lion
  • the cougar

When was Rocky Mountain National Park established?

  • in 1895
  • in 1905
  • in 1915

Which of these North American lakes are in Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • Thunder Lake and Snowbank Lake
  • Bluebird Lake and Lake of Many Winds
  • both of the above

What is an ideal activity in Wild Basin?

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snowshoeing

Where do the trails of Hallett Peak, the Little Matterhorn and Lake Odessa begin?

  • at Bear Lake
  • in Glacier Gorge
  • Moraine Park

What happens often in the afternoons on Longs Peak?

  • Migrating birds fly high overhead.
  • There are brief bursts of heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
  • There are gale winds that pick up and only die down later.

How was Dream Lake formed?

  • It was made from a meteor crater.
  • It was created millions of years ago by glacial melt.
  • Ninety tree stumps were blasted out and the lake bed was cleared by tractor.

Why are Sheep Lakes called by that name?

  • because of the merino sheep that are commonly seen there
  • because of the Angora sheep that are commonly seen there
  • because of the bighorn sheep that are commonly seen there

When climbing up the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak, what is the last stretch called before you reach the flat-topped summit?

  • Summit Corridor
  • Homestretch
  • Land's End

Where does the rainwater on both sides of the Continental Divide flow to?

  • All the water from both sides flows to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Water on the east side flows to the Atlantic Ocean; on the west side, to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Water on the west side flows to the Atlantic Ocean; on the east side, to the Pacific Ocean.

What grows just below the timberline in Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • subalpine firs and Engelmann spruce
  • Sitka spruce and Alerce
  • Huon-pine and yew

With regard to elevation, Rocky Mountain National Park has the:

  • highest elevation of any other national park, including those in Alaska
  • highest elevation of any other continental national park, excluding those in Alaska
  • highest elevation of any other national park on the left side of the Continental Divide

Why do plants struggle to survive in the high regions of Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • because they are unsuited to the climate and altitude
  • because there is little moisture there
  • because they have a brief growing season and constant winds

Is there an entrance fee to Rocky Mountain National Park?

  • Yes, it's $10 per individual for one week.
  • No, entrance is free.
  • Yes, it's $20 per individual for seven days.