The Ultimate Bryce Canyon National Park Quiz

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Bryce Canyon National Park is a magical place, famous for its breathtaking orange and red rock formations. Before you plan a visit to this spectacular park, take our quiz to learn more about it.

In which U.S. state is Bryce Canyon National Park located?

Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah welcomes about one million visitors a year. Visitors enjoy hiking and horseback riding, as well as unique experiences such as moonlit walks.

_____ are the orange and red sandstone pillars that make Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah famous.

Hoodoos are the orange and red sandstone pillars that make Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah famous.

From which Nevada city are there direct flights to the Bryce Canyon Airport?

Direct flights from nearby Las Vegas, Nevada to the Bryce Canyon Airport bring many visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park.

On which of the following days of the year is the visitor center at Bryce Canyon National Park closed?

The visitor center at Bryce Canyon National Park is closed on New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

What is the entrance fee for a vehicle to enter Bryce Canyon National Park?

It costs $20 for a vehicle to enter Bryce Canyon National Park and $10 for an individual.

How many campgrounds are there at Bryce Canyon National Park?

There are two campgrounds at Bryce Canyon National Park; the North Campground is open all year and the Sunset Campground is open from April through October. Bryce Canyon Lodge is also open from April through October.

You can recognize the distinctive hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park by their:

You can recognize the distinctive orange and red hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park by their sharp ridges, hermit spires or clustered familial groups.

In what year was Bryce Canyon National Park established?

Bryce Canyon National Park, covering a vast 35,835 acres (145 square kilometers) was established in1928.

Which of the following wildlife can be found at Bryce Canyon National Park?

At Bryce Canyon National Park, mule deer, small mammals, reptiles, hawks, golden eagles, and other birds abound.

The rock towers called hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park take on all kinds of shapes. The British Queen _____ has a rock formation that resembles her.

The rock towers called hoodoos are thought to resemble bridges, towers, castles, presidents, prime ministers and even Queen Victoria.

Bryce Canyon is not really a canyon, but a _____ eroded out of a plateau.

Bryce Canyon is not really a canyon, but a mesa or cliff eroded out of Paunsaugunt Plateau.

During which season can visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park see hoodoos shrouded in mantles of white?

During the winter, Bryce Canyon's rock hoodoos take on the appearance of magical figures made of red and orange shrouded in mantles of white.

Which of the following trails are part of Bryce Canyon National Park?

The Riggs Spring Loop, which drops deeply into the rock spire country, and the Wall Street Trail, where photographers come to take pictures of the Douglas firs, are just two of the fantastic trails at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Cross-country skiers love to ski the _____ at Bryce Canyon.

Cross-country skiers love to ski the Under-the-Rim Trail at Bryce Canyon. The Fairyland Loop Trail and the Riggs Spring Loop Trail are also popular.

The formation known as the Wall of Windows is made of:

The formation known as the Wall of Windows is made of limestone, which has been punctured with gaping holes through which the blue sky peeks through.

A large span of open cave mouths appears beneath the edge of the Peekaboo Loop Trail. They are known as:

The large span of open cave mouths which appears beneath the edge of the Peekaboo Loop Trail are known as The Grottos. The caves were carved by water trickling down from the plateau above.

How far above sea level does Yovimpa Point overlook rise?

Yovimpa Point overlook is a rock spur that rises almost two miles above sea level. From there, you can see more than 3,000 square miles of desert falling away to the south.

Bryce Canyon is receding at a rate of one foot every _____ years.

Bryce Canyon is receding at a rate of one foot (30 centimeters) every 65 years. A summer rain can carry off thousands of tons of gravel, sand and silt.

Southwestern Utah was covered with water _____ million years ago.

Sixty million years ago a huge body of water covered southwestern Utah. It's remnants are known today as Lake Flagstaff.

Which oxidized chemicals in the stones create the variety of colors you will see in the rock formations of Bryce Canyon?

Oxidized chemicals in the stones, such as iron and manganese, create the variety of colors you will see in the rock formations of Bryce Canyon. Red and yellow come from iron; blue and purple, from manganese.

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