The Ultimate Death Valley National Park Quiz

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About This Quiz

Death Valley National Park, despite its name, is hauntingly beautiful and offers visitors solitude and tranquility. About 800,000 visitors come to Death Valley National Park each year and you can be one of them. Take our quiz and learn about the attractions that this unusual park has to offer.

In which U.S. state is Death Valley National Park located?

Death Valley National Park is located in southeastern California, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of Las Vegas.

What is the entrance fee per vehicle at Death Valley National Park in California?

The entrance fee at Death Valley National Park in California is $10 for a vehicle or $5 for an individual for a period of seven days.

Of the three visitor centers at Death Valley National Park, which shares its name with the star of Reds and Dick Tracy?

The three visitor centers at Death Valley National Park are Beatty Information Center (which shares its name with actor Warren Beatty), Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Museum and Scotty's Castle Visitor Center and Museum. All three are open daily.

How many campgrounds are there at Death Valley National Park?

There are 10 campgrounds at Death Valley National Park; five are open year-round and the other five are open on a more limited basis.

Which Death Valley resort is open all year round?

Panamint Springs Resort at Death Valley National Park is open all year round as are Furnace Creek Ranch and Stovepipe Wells Village. Furnace Creek Inn is only open from mid-October through mid-May.

Death Valley National Park has the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at _____ below sea level.

Death Valley National Park has the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level near Badwater, California.

What is the average yearly rainfall at Death Valley National Park?

Although the average yearly rainfall at Death Valley National Park is less than two inches, sudden storms may cause flash floods that wash out roads, trails and campgrounds.

In which desert landscape at Death Valley National Park can you see hundreds of arrowweed plant?

In Devil's Cornfield, you can see hundreds of arrowweed plants scattered across the desert landscape.

Which of the following terrains are found at Death Valley National Park?

Death Valley's varied terrain includes desert, canyons, sand dunes and mountains.

"Snowbirds" are vacationers that come south to escape the harsh northern winters. What do they love about Death Valley?

Despite its depressing name, Death Valley is a favorite of "snowbirds," who enjoy the sun, solitude and tranquility of the park.

In which year was Death Valley National Park established?

Death Valley National Park in east central California, was established in 1994. The park covers an area of 3.3 million acres (13,355 square kilometers).

Which types of wildlife can you see in Death Valley National Park?

Though Death Valley is mostly desert, it does support wildlife including desert and migratory birds, desert bighorn sheep, deer, coyotes, foxes, badgers and mules.

In which desert is Death Valley National Park located?

Surrounded almost completely by mountains, Death Valley National Park is located in the Mojave Desert.

Which mountain range surrounds Death Valley National Park?

The Amargosa Range rises to the east of Death Valley National Park, forming the peaks of the Grapevine, Funeral and Black mountains. The Panamint Range rises to the west of the park, where you can see the remains of old mining camps where prospectors once searched for gold, silver and borax.

Summer temperatures at Death Valley National Park can rise to above _____ degrees.

Summer temperatures at Death Valley National Park can rise to above 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.8 degrees Celsius), whereas winter temperatures are usually below freezing.

In Death Valley, the _____ constantly change shape as a result of the persistent desert winds.

In Death Valley itself, you can observe the sand dunes as they constantly change shape as a result of the persistent winds, as well as the salt flats and crystal formations that sparkle in the desert sun.

The 5,475-foot (1669 meter) peak at _____ overlooks a breathtaking view of Death Valley.

The 5,475-foot (1669 meter) peak at Dante's View overlooks a breathtaking view of Death Valley. On the west side, you can view a panorama of white salt flats and mesquite hummocks spread out far below on the valley floor.

Ubehebe Crater is the result of _____ that took place about 3,000 years ago.

Ubehebe Crater, 30 miles from Racetrack Valley, is the result of a volcanic eruption that took place about 3,000 years ago.

Which of the following was the largest mining community in Death Valley?

The largest mining community in Death Valley was Rhyolite. If you visit Rhyolite today, you can see the train depot, jail and bank buildings all standing empty and forlorn in the desert.

Which Chicago businessman built Scotty's Castle, a lavish mansion, at the foot of the Grapevine Mountains in Death Valley?

Chicago businessman Albert Johnson built the lavish Scotty's Castle, at the foot of the Grapevine Mountains, in the 1920s. The Death Valley park service offers guided tours of this lavishly appointed home.

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