Saguaro National Park is one of Arizona's desert wonders. Established relatively recently, it offers great hiking trails, lovely mountain peaks, abundant wildlife and a rich world of plant life. Take this quiz to learn more about visiting this ultimately cool desert park.
How old is Saguaro National Park?
less than 30 years old
less than 60 years old
less than 100 years old
In the suburbs of which city is Saguaro National Park located?
What plant exists in abundance in Saguaro National Park?
What do Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District have in common at Saguaro National Park?
They are both names of lakes there.
They are both names of forests there.
They are both names of visitor centers there.
How many lodging areas are located in Saguaro National Park?
How tall can a saguaro cactus grow?
20 feet high (six meters) high
50 feet (15 meters) high
75 feet (23 meters) high
The majority of the national park area is located in:
In which desert is Saguaro National Park located?
What animals inhabit the giant Saguaro cactus?
rodents, honey bees, Gila woodpecker
elf owl, gilded flicker, Lucy's warbler
both of the above
Which mountains rise over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) in Saguaro National Park?
Castle Dome Mountains
Why do people recommend hiking in the Sonoran Desert between late March and early May?
because the hiking trails are only dry during those months
because the wildflower displays are at their peak
because the weather is cool then
What is another name for the low, rocky slopes in Saguaro National Park?
When do the giant saguaro cacti bloom?
before the summer season
after the fall season
during the winter season
What can you do at Valley View Overlook?
climb up a mountain cliff face
see spectacular views of the mountains, desert and forests
snowboard or ski
In what way are Cactus Garden and Desert Ecology similar?
They are walking trails in the park.
They have no similarity whatsoever.
They are names of plants.
How much average rainfall is there at Saguaro National Park?
12 inches (30 centimeters) per year
20 inches (50 centimeters) per year
30 inches (76 centimeters) per year
In what part of the saguaro cactus is water stored?
in the pink blossoms
in the roots
in gelatinous tissue
How does the jackrabbit stay cool?
It stays underground most of the time.
It uses its ears as radiators.
It burrows inside the saguaro cactus.
In the Sonoran Desert, there are archeological remains of an ancient people. Who are they?
Tohono O'odham Indians
The higher you climb in Saguaro National Park, the _____ it is.