The Ultimate Glacier National Park Quiz

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About This Quiz

Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana is considered one of the most spectacular parks in the United States. Take this quiz and see for yourself why it's sometimes called "Little Switzerland."

Where is Glacier National Park situated?

It is in Northwestern Montana.

When was the park established?

It was established in 1911.

How big is the park?

It covers an area of 1,013,572 acres.

What is the park part of?

It is the southern part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, which is shared by the United States and Canada.

When was this binational peace park created?

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was established in 1932.

How many glaciers can you find in Glacier National Park?

At last count there were about 50 glaciers.

How many lakes are there in the park?

There are some 200 lakes.

Why is the park sometimes known as "Little Switzerland"?

The tall spires, deep valleys and plunging canyons are reminiscent of Swiss terrain.

What are Grinnel, St. Mary's, Two Medicine, and McDonald?

They are renowned mountain lakes in Glacier National Park.

Where do you find a concentration of waterfalls in the park?

You find them around Logan Pass.

What is considered one of the most beautiful drives in all of the national parks?

Going-to-the-Sun Road is probably the most beautiful drive in the entire national park system, with vast expanses of tundra, falling cataracts, soaring peaks, and scenic valleys.

How many native mammals are found in the park?

There are some 60 kinds of native mammals.

What rare animal has been spotted in the park?

Rare northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves have been spotted.

Where would you expect to find displays of spring and summer wildflowers?

The high country of Glacier is known for its impressive displays of spring and summer wildflowers.

Which is the largest lake?

The10-mile-long McDonald Lake is the largest.

Of the distinctive life zones of the park, what distinguishes the Hudsonian zone?

It is a transition area with whitebark pine, alder, and other trees that are able to withstand long winters.

Which are the largest mammals in the park?

Moose are the park's largest mammals.

What are the Livingstone and the Lewis?

The two chief mountain ranges forming the backbone of Glacier.

From whom was the land acquired?

It was acquired from the Blackfeet tribe in 1895.

What is the size of the Grinnell and Sperry glaciers?

They are each 200 to 300 acres in size.

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