Quiz: The Ultimate Capitol Reef National Park Quiz
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The Ultimate Capitol Reef National Park Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah boasts many rock formations that resemble tropical coral reefs in different colors. In addition to admiring the panoramic views the park has to offer, visitors can hike, bird watch, ride horseback and camp out in the park's vast spaces. Take our quiz to find out how to plan a memorable visit to the park.

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In which U.S. state is Capitol Reef National Park located?

Capitol Reef National Park is located in southern Utah, approximately 250 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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How did Capitol Reef National Park get its name?

Capitol Reef National Park does not have any actual reefs, but it does have rocky ramparts that resemble tropical coral reefs.

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What is the entrance fee for vehicles to Capitol Reef National Park?
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The entrance fee for vehicles to Capitol Reef National Park is $5 per vehicle for seven days.

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Which day of the year is the only day of the year that the visitor's center at Capitol Reef National Park is closed?

The visitor center at Capitol Reef National Park is open daily except Christmas Day, December 25th.

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How many campgrounds are there at Capitol Reef National Park?

At Capitol Reef National Park, there are three all-year-round campgrounds for visitors: Cathedral Valley Campground, Cedar Mesa Campground and Fruita Campground.

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_____ is one of the world's largest monoclinal flexures, created when the Earth's crust buckled upward.

Waterpocket Fold formation is not actually a reef, but a ridge of limestone that once existed in an ocean, created when a section of the Earth's crust buckled upward.

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The sheer cliffs of Capitol Reef are almost 1,000 feet high in some places and blocked the east-west travel in this area for many years.

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In what year was Capitol Reef National Park established?

Capitol Reef National Park was established in 1971 and covers 241,904 acres (978.9 square kilometers).

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Which of the following types of wildlife can be found at Capitol Reef National Park?

Desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, small mammals, reptiles and birds are some of the types of wildlife found at Capitol Reef National Park.

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One of the dome-like structures in Capitol Reef National Park is thought to resemble the capitol dome in:

One of the giant dome-like structures in Capitol Reef National Park is thought to resemble the capitol dome in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, which explains the "capitol" in Capitol Reef.

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Which religious group settled in a canyon along the Freemont River in what is now Capitol Reef National Park?

Early Mormons settled in a deep-cut passage along the Fremont River in what is now Capitol Reef National Park, and planted extensive groves of fruit trees.

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Which type of sheep, native to the park, was almost extinct as a result of its exposure to domestic sheep?

Park officials believe that the desert bighorn disappeared because of diseases caught from domestic sheep. They have since reintroduced the desert bighorn to the park.

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Which American photographer took a memorable photo of the Temple of the Sun rock formation in Cathedral Valley, north of the Fremont River Canyon?

Ansel Adams, an American photographer and environmentalist, known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, took one of his most memorable photos -- of the Temple of the Sun rock formation -- in Cathedral Valley, north of the Fremont River Canyon.

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Which type of stone can you see in Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park?

Be sure to visit the Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, where you will see eroded spires of sandstone that rise 50 stories from the valley floor.

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Which old wagon trail connects a Mormon community with Capitol Reef?

The old wagon trail called the Blue Dugway coincides with Capitol Reef's 25-mile-long scenic drive which leads into the center of the park. The old trail connects the former Mormon community of Fruita with Capitol Reef.

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What is the terrain at Capitol Reef National Park?

Capitol Reef National Park's terrain includes high desert ridges, canyons and river valleys. Be sure to take enough water when hiking in the park's desert regions.

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Which of Cathedral Valley's canyons is named for the animals that traveled through its narrow trails?

Muley Twist Canyon, in the southern end of the Capitol Reef National Park, is named for the mules that squeezed through its narrow wilderness trails in pioneer times.

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Which mountains can be seen from Panorama Point?

Visitors to Panorama Point can see a breathtaking view of sandstone formations against the backdrop of the Henry Mountains.

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Cassidy Arch is named for famous outlaw _____ Cassidy.

Grand Wash is a canyon in Capitol Reef National park that was reportedly used as a hideout by famous outlaw, Butch Cassidy. A hiking trail leads to an impressive rock formation known as Cassidy Arch.

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Which of the following were early settlers of the area that is now Capitol Reef National Park?

The Fremont people were early settlers in the area of Capitol Reef National Park. They were a Puebloid group of hunters and gatherers.

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