The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Quiz

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Where is Grand Teton National Park located?

It is in Northwest Wyoming.

How did the park get its name?

It was named for the tallest peak of the Tetons mountain range.

How high is the Grand Teton?

It is 13,770 feet (4,197 meters) high.

Who gave the Tetons their name?

A 19th century French trapper named the Tetons for female breasts, which he felt they resembled.

How big is the park?

The park covers an area of 309,995 acres (125,452 hectares).

When was this park established?

It was established in 1929.

What is notable about Jackson Hole?

It is a valley in the park with an airfield, one of only two in national parks.

What are Teewinot, Owen and Nez Perce?

They are consort peaks linked to the Grand Teton.

How high is Mount Moran?

It reaches 12,605 feet (3,842 meters).

Which is the largest lake along the base of the Tetons?

Jackson Lake is the largest of the six.

Why do many people seeing the Tetons for the first time find them familiar?

They have appeared in many western movies.

Which river flows out of Jackson Lake?

Snake River flows out of Jackson Lake.

How long is the section of river in the park?

It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) long.

What is the favorite meal of the great ospreys?

The cutthroat trout, native to these waters, is the favorite food of the ospreys.

What are Indian paintbrush and blue columbine?

They are common wildflowers found in the park.

What kinds of trees do you find in the park?

You have forests of lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, and Douglas fir.

Where would you go to see moose and osprey?

Blacktail Ponds Overlook is the place.

What is considered the best location for a panoramic view of the Tetons?

Snake River Outlook on the Scenic Loop Drive is considered the best.

According to archeological evidence, when did man first set foot here?

A pointed obsidian (volcanic glass) blade found in the park indicates human presence 11,000 years ago.

Who discovered the valley in 1600?

Shoshone and Athapaskan people discovered the valley in 1600.

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