The Ultimate Denali National Park Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Whether you're viewing the caribou migration or Mount McKinley at Denali National Park, you will not soon forget the sight of these remarkable natural wonders. Check out our quiz and start planning a trip to this stunningly beautiful park.

In which U.S. state will you find Denali National Park?

Denali National Park is in central Alaska, about 240 miles (386 kilometers) north of Anchorage.

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Which mountain peak in Alaska is North America's highest?

At 20,320 feet (6193.5 meters) above sea level, Mount McKinley is North America's highest peak and one of the most majestic mountains on the planet. Native Alaskans call it Denali or "the Great One."

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By which mode of transportation can you reach Denali National Park?

You can travel to Denali National Park by train, bus or car from either Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska.

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What is the entrance fee per family to Denali National Park?

The entrance fee to Denali National Park is $20 per family or $10 per individual for seven days.

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How many campgrounds are there at Denali National Park?

There are five campgrounds at Denali National Park. Riley Creek Campground is open all year round; the other four are open from May or June through September, weather permitting.

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Because of the total freedom and natural abundance in Alaska, Denali National Park is a very unique _____ sanctuary.

Denali National Park offers total freedom and natural abundance to such wildlife species as moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves.

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What is another name for the Anchorage-Fairbanks Highway?

The Anchorage-Fairbanks Highway is also known as the George Parks Highway and leads directly to Riley Creek Information Center on the Denali National Park's eastern border.

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Which railroad has a passenger station on the Denali National Park's eastern border?

The Alaska Railroad has a passenger station on the Denali National Park's eastern border. From this eastern entrance, you can traverse a gravel road that leads deep into the park.

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In which year was Denali National Park established?

Denali National Park was established in 1917 and covers an area of 6,075,030 acres (24,585 square kilometers).

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Which of the following are part of the terrain of Denali National Park?

At Denali National Park, you will find an interesting terrain of mountains, tundra, valleys and lakes.

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Which of the following activities are available at Denali National Park?

There are activities available for the whole family at Denali National Park, including sled-dog demonstrations, ranger-led walks, children's programs, bus tours, hiking, fishing, rafting, cross-country skiing, mountain climbing and backpacking

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Most of the mountains at Denali National Park are treeless because:

Because most of the mountains in Denali National Park are higher than 3,000 feet (914 meters), and in northern areas like these the timberline -- the edge of an area at which trees are capable of growing -- is between 2,000 (610 meters) and 3,000 feet (914 meters), the park is virtually treeless.

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Which species of wildlife are the unqualified leaders of the Alaskan terrain?

Grizzly bears are the unqualified leaders of the Alaskan terrain, roaming Denali National Park freely and eating roots, berries and other plants.

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Which Denali landscape, a favorite of outdoor photographers, is also home to a variety of wildlife?

Reflection Pond is not only a favorite spot of outdoor photographers, but is also home to a rich variety of Alaskan wildlife including moose, beavers, muskrats, and waterfowl.

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Which of the following Alaskan landscapes offer stunning photo opportunities?

Though Mount McKinley is the most obvious photo opportunity, you can also get great shots at Horseshoe Lake, Sable Pass and Primrose Ridge.

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How many river valleys are there on the road to Wonder Lake at Denali National Park?

On the way to Wonder Lake, the road that bisects the northern range of the park crosses five river valleys and climbs four mountain passes.

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How long is the gravel road that cuts across the northern range of Denali National Park?

The 90 mile (145 kilometers) long gravel road that cuts across the northern range of the park is home to a large variety of wildlife. You may see wolves, moose, and foxes, as well as a huge variety of birds and small mammals,

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During which season does Denali National Park in Alaska enjoy almost 24 hours of sunlight?

During the summer, when there is up to 24 hours of sunlight, visitors to Denali National Park may be lucky enough to catch sight of a huge herd of caribou as it migrates through a pass below Mount McKinley, heading toward its summer feeding grounds.

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In Denali National Park in Alaska, what connects the alpine region of the high mountains with the tundra-covered lowlands?

In Denali National Park in Alaska, giant glaciers, that flow down from the many mountain peaks, connect the alpine region of the high mountains with the tundra-covered lowlands.

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How many national parks are there in Alaska?

Denali is the oldest and most popular of Alaska's eight national parks, established by the Alaska National Interest Lands Act.

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