The Ultimate Saguaro National Park Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Saguaro National Park is one of Arizona's desert wonders. Established relatively recently, it offers great hiking trails, lovely mountain peaks, abundant wildlife and a rich world of plant life. Take this quiz to learn more about visiting this ultimately cool desert park.

How old is Saguaro National Park?

Saguaro National Park is relatively young. It was established as an official national park in 1994.

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In the suburbs of which city is Saguaro National Park located?

Saguaro National Park is located in the suburbs of Tucson, Arizona.

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What plant exists in abundance in Saguaro National Park?

The clue's in the name. The saguaro cactus is a dominant feature of Saguaro National Park.

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What do Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District have in common at Saguaro National Park?

Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District are names of visitor centers at Saguaro National Park.

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How many lodging areas are located in Saguaro National Park?

There is no lodging at Saguaro National Park.

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How tall can a saguaro cactus grow?

A saguaro cactus can grow up to 50 feet (15 meters) high.

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The majority of the national park area is located in:

The majority of the national park area is located in Saguaro East.

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In which desert is Saguaro National Park located?

Saguaro National Park is in the Sonoran Desert.

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What animals inhabit the giant Saguaro cactus?

There are many animals and insects that inhabit the giant cactus, including all of those mentioned.

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Which mountains rise over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) in Saguaro National Park?

The Rincon Mountains rise over 8,000 feet in the park.

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Why do people recommend hiking in the Sonoran Desert between late March and early May?

Between late March and early May, you'll see stunning displays of wildflowers, so it's a great time to hike.

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What is another name for the low, rocky slopes in Saguaro National Park?

They're called bajadas, based on the Spanish bajar (to go down).

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When do the giant saguaro cacti bloom?

Saguaro cacti bloom generally before the summer season, in late May or early June.

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What can you do at Valley View Overlook?

At Valley View Overlook you can see spectacular views of the mountains, desert and forests of Saguaro National Park.

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In what way are Cactus Garden and Desert Ecology similar?

Cactus Garden and Desert Ecology are similar in that they are both lovely walking trails in the park.

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How much average rainfall is there at Saguaro National Park?

There is very little rainfall in this hot desert--only about 12 inches (30 centimeters) per year.

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In what part of the saguaro cactus is water stored?

Water is stored in the plant's gelatinous tissue. It can store up to 200 gallons (757 liters) at one time!

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How does the jackrabbit stay cool?

It uses its ears as radiators and rids itself of excess heat through its skin.

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In the Sonoran Desert, there are archeological remains of an ancient people. Who are they?

They are from the Hohokam Indians, the predecessors of the Tohono O'odham Indians.

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The higher you climb in Saguaro National Park, the _____ it is.

The higher you climb, the cooler and wetter it is.

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