Special Sub-Topic: US National Parks
|In what national park would you find the North and South Kaibab Trails?|
Grand Canyon. Although the Bright Angel Trail is the most popular path into and out of the Grand Canyon, the South Kaibab is more spectacular and the steeper path to the Colorado River!
|Where would you find Angels Landing, The Temple of Sinawava, and The Watchman?|
Zion. Angels Landing is quite the spectacular hike - only if you are NOT afraid of heights!
|This national park is actually an amphitheater in some portions, not a canyon!|
Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its odd shaped formations called "Hoodoos".
|The 'Valley Of 10,000 Smokes' can be found in this park.|
Katmai. Estimated to be the world's second largest volcanic eruption of historic times, the volcano known as Novarupta erupted in 1912.
|This park includes one of the world's longest and most complex caves. It is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.|
Wind Cave. The cave is well known for its outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite fins resembling honeycombs.
|'The Needles', 'The Maze' and 'The Island In The Sky' are the three areas of this park.|
Canyonlands. The confluence of the Green River and the Colorado River occurs within the park.
|Which of these national parks is NOT located in Utah?|
Mesa Verde. Utah has five national parks. Mesa Verde is in Colorado.
|Joshua Tree National Park is made up of both the Mojave and the Chihuahuan Desert.|
f. Joshua Tree NP is made up in part by the Mojave Desert at a higher elevation where the Joshua Trees are found; and the Colorado Desert below 3,000 feet in elevation, which is the habitat of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus.
|Which of these national parks is not located in the Rocky Mountains?|
Great Smoky Mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina is the most visited national park annually with more than nine million visitors per year. Grand Canyon National Park is a distant second with more than four million visitors per year.
|Which of these national parks does not have an active or dormant volcano?|
Yosemite. Haleakala, on the Hawaiian island of Maui is said to be the largest dormant volcano in the world!
|Which of these pairs of national parks is NOT within 50 miles of each other?|
Joshua Tree/Death Valley. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park border each other in California.
|This is the largest national park in the United States.|
Wrangell-St. Elias. Proclaimed as Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument Dec. 1, 1978; Wrangell-St.Elias was established as a national park and preserve on Dec. 2, 1980.
|Which of these national parks is NOT also designated as a World Heritage Site as of Dec. 31, 2003?|
Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon National Park is on the potential U.S. nominations list for World Heritage Sites. Mesa Verde was inscribed in 1978; Mammoth Cave in 1981 and Hawaii Volcanoes in 1987.
|Which of these national parks does NOT encompass land in two or more states?|
Grand Canyon. Death Valley NP is in California and Nevada; Yellowstone NP is in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; and Great Smoky Mountains NP is in North Carolina and Tennessee.
|Which of thes U.S. national parks does NOT border another country?|
Everglades. Glacier National Park borders Canada. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park also borders Canada. Big Bend NP borders Mexico!
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