The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming offers year-round sightseeing and adventures for the whole family. Take this quiz to embark on a virtual journey of exploration to this fascinating national park.

Where is Grand Teton National Park located?

It is in Northwest Wyoming.

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How did the park get its name?

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

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How high is the Grand Teton?

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

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Who gave the Tetons their name?

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

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How big is the park?

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

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When was this park established?

It was established in 1929.

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What is notable about Jackson Hole?

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

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What are Teewinot, Owen and Nez Perce?

They are consort peaks linked to the Grand Teton.

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How high is Mount Moran?

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

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

Jackson Lake is the largest of the six.

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

They have appeared in many western movies.

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Which river flows out of Jackson Lake?

Snake River flows out of Jackson Lake.

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How long is the section of river in the park?

It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) long.

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What is the favorite meal of the great ospreys?

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

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What are Indian paintbrush and blue columbine?

They are common wildflowers found in the park.

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What kinds of trees do you find in the park?

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

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Where would you go to see moose and osprey?

Blacktail Ponds Overlook is the place.

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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.

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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.

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Who discovered the valley in 1600?

Shoshone and Athapaskan people discovered the valley in 1600.

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