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Quiz about A Colorado Tour
Quiz about A Colorado Tour

A Colorado Tour Trivia Quiz


Hop on a plane, rent a car, strap in the kids and let's go on a tour of the scenic Centennial State! (Don't forget an oxygen tank!)

A multiple-choice quiz by Ruthie727. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Ruthie727
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
182,201
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
3635
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 23 (8/10), Guest 174 (5/10), Guest 71 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. You fly into Denver International Airport (the fourth busiest airport in the country and the tenth busiest in the world, not to mention the largest airport in North America) and you are astounded by its interesting architectural style. The main terminal seems to be under huge, white, spiked, tent-like structures and you are immediately confused when you step into the concourse. You ask an airport employee where to go and he tells you the only way for you to get from either Concourse B or Concourse C to the terminal to retrieve your luggage is how? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. You rent a car at DIA and make your way to I-70, heading west. In no time at all you are in the heart of Denver, the beautiful capital of Colorado. You pass a sign that displays some of the city's vital statistics. What is the elevation of this cosmopolitan city? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The family wants to stay in Denver for a little while and take in a ball game. Perhaps you want to see the Colorado Rockies play baseball. What about football with those Denver Broncos? You decide you want to see the Colorado Avalanche strut their stuff on the ice, but you can't remember where they play. You make a quick phone call to a hockey buff you know and you are told that they play where? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Okay, one more day a mile above sea level. On your way to the Avalanche game you spotted what looked like an amusement park right next to the Pepsi Center. You ask your hotel concierge if she knows anything about it and she hands you a brochure for Six Flags _______
________.
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. After a very long day at the amusement park, you decide to depart Denver. You head northwest on US36 about thirty-five miles to see the University of Colorado in what town?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 10
6. You continue driving north on Highway 36 for another hour and you reach Estes Park, a beautiful town that is right next-door to Rocky Mountain National Park. You spend the night in the historic Stanley Hotel, which you recall from watching "Dumb and Dumber." You overhear another guest saying that Stephen King wrote half of one of his most famous novels in room 217. Of which novel does the guest speak?

Answer: (Two Words (no punctuation)- "All work and no play . . .")
Question 7 of 10
7. After a day of exploring Rocky Mountain National Park you decide to venture even further into the depths of the Rockies. You head south on Highway 34 to Highway 40, keep going south and you eventually hit I-70 at a town called Empire. Go west on I-70 for seventeen miles until you reach a long tunnel that appears to go right THROUGH the mountains. You glance at the sign and realize that you are about to go through what famous tunnel? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. You spend a couple of days exploring some of the world's premier ski resorts, including Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail. From Vail you head south on Highway 24 for thirty-two miles until you reach the highest incorporated city in all of North America (time for that oxygen tank!). Where are you now?

Answer: (One Word 9 letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. Your family begs you to flee to lower ground to allow their lungs to re-expand. You give in to their requests and continue on your trek down US24 to State Highway 291. This road first takes you southeast, then east, right to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. You realize that you are only nine miles west of what city? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Now you are only 67 miles south of Denver and just thirty-five miles southwest of your final destination before you go back to Denver. This city is home to the historic Broadmoor Hotel and the elite United States Air Force Academy. As you enter the city from the south side a sign tells you that you are in Colorado Springs.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. You fly into Denver International Airport (the fourth busiest airport in the country and the tenth busiest in the world, not to mention the largest airport in North America) and you are astounded by its interesting architectural style. The main terminal seems to be under huge, white, spiked, tent-like structures and you are immediately confused when you step into the concourse. You ask an airport employee where to go and he tells you the only way for you to get from either Concourse B or Concourse C to the terminal to retrieve your luggage is how?

Answer: Taking an underground train

This is probably the cleanest and easiest subway system you will ever encounter. Make sure you pay attention to the artwork on the walls of the tunnel. There are neon lights, little propellers that spin when the train rushes past and swirling pieces of metal that make the whole experience reminiscent of Space Mountain.
2. You rent a car at DIA and make your way to I-70, heading west. In no time at all you are in the heart of Denver, the beautiful capital of Colorado. You pass a sign that displays some of the city's vital statistics. What is the elevation of this cosmopolitan city?

Answer: 5,280 feet

Hence the nickname "The Mile High City." Denver was established by prospectors on November 22, 1858 after the discovery of gold in two of its rivers. They named the city for James W. Denver, the governor of the Kansas Territory at the time. According the the 2000 census, 2.1 million people call Denver their home.
3. The family wants to stay in Denver for a little while and take in a ball game. Perhaps you want to see the Colorado Rockies play baseball. What about football with those Denver Broncos? You decide you want to see the Colorado Avalanche strut their stuff on the ice, but you can't remember where they play. You make a quick phone call to a hockey buff you know and you are told that they play where?

Answer: The Pepsi Center

The Pepsi Center is located in downtown Denver and has been the home of the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Crush, and the Denver Nuggets since its opening in 1999. Prior to its construction, these teams played at McNichols arena, which has since been destroyed. INVESCO Field at Mile High (where the Broncos play) was built in its place while the old Mile High Stadium was also torn down. Coors Field is where the Colorado Rockies play and it is designed to resemble ball parks of the past.
4. Okay, one more day a mile above sea level. On your way to the Avalanche game you spotted what looked like an amusement park right next to the Pepsi Center. You ask your hotel concierge if she knows anything about it and she hands you a brochure for Six Flags _______ ________.

Answer: Elitch Gardens

Known to locals as "Elitch's," the park's current location was opened in 1995 after being moved from its original site in West Denver and was recently bought up by Six Flags. Its main attraction is a 100 foot tall, 4,640 foot long wooden coaster named Twister II.

It is an EXACT replica of Mr. Twister, the coaster at the original Elitch Gardens, and it has often been named one of the 10 best coasters in the country. The unofficial slogan of the park is "Not to see Elitch's is not to see Denver."
5. After a very long day at the amusement park, you decide to depart Denver. You head northwest on US36 about thirty-five miles to see the University of Colorado in what town?

Answer: Boulder

Dubbed "the city nestled between the mountains and reality," Boulder is a very laid-back community with a population just under 100,000. Other than the university, it is famous for its Flat-Iron rock formation that overlooks the city.
6. You continue driving north on Highway 36 for another hour and you reach Estes Park, a beautiful town that is right next-door to Rocky Mountain National Park. You spend the night in the historic Stanley Hotel, which you recall from watching "Dumb and Dumber." You overhear another guest saying that Stephen King wrote half of one of his most famous novels in room 217. Of which novel does the guest speak?

Answer: The Shining

Stephen King did indeed write "The Shining" about the Stanley Hotel while staying there. He actually returned to the Stanley to film the ABC mini-series "The Shining," so that fans of the novel could see it the way he wrote it. The hotel was opened in June of 1909 and ever since has been a very popular summer destination for guests from around the world, including the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" of Titanic fame, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan and countless Hollywood stars.
7. After a day of exploring Rocky Mountain National Park you decide to venture even further into the depths of the Rockies. You head south on Highway 34 to Highway 40, keep going south and you eventually hit I-70 at a town called Empire. Go west on I-70 for seventeen miles until you reach a long tunnel that appears to go right THROUGH the mountains. You glance at the sign and realize that you are about to go through what famous tunnel?

Answer: The Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel

The Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel is actually two separate bores with one east-bound and one west-bound. The whole thing was completed in 1979 after eleven years of construction. It is currently the highest vehicular tunnel in the WORLD with an average elevation of 11,112 feet.

It is about 1.7 miles long and the Continental Divide goes right through it. The tunnel is closed to trucks so they must opt for the treacherous Loveland Pass, a beautiful mountain pass with a summit of nearly 12,000 feet. (By the way, I made up the other three tunnels, so don't be curious about what or where they are.)
8. You spend a couple of days exploring some of the world's premier ski resorts, including Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail. From Vail you head south on Highway 24 for thirty-two miles until you reach the highest incorporated city in all of North America (time for that oxygen tank!). Where are you now?

Answer: Leadville

The elevation of Leadville, Colorado is a whopping 10,430 feet above sea level! It was founded in 1878 by silver miners and is currently surrounded by mining ghost towns. The average yearly snowfall is over 200 inches and it can be found on the ground from October through May. According to the 2000 census, only 2,821 brave souls permanently reside in Leadville.

Alma Colorado is the highest township, but is not a city.
9. Your family begs you to flee to lower ground to allow their lungs to re-expand. You give in to their requests and continue on your trek down US24 to State Highway 291. This road first takes you southeast, then east, right to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. You realize that you are only nine miles west of what city?

Answer: Canon City

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park boasts the world's highest suspension bridge, the world's longest single-span aerial tram, and the world's steepest incline railway. The bridge hangs 1,053 feet above the river and spans a quarter mile across the canyon.

The park offers live shows as well as rides, but most find the bridge to be scary enough. The elevation of Canon City itself is 5,343 feet (a nice change from Leadville) and it receives over 325 days a sunshine a year!
10. Now you are only 67 miles south of Denver and just thirty-five miles southwest of your final destination before you go back to Denver. This city is home to the historic Broadmoor Hotel and the elite United States Air Force Academy. As you enter the city from the south side a sign tells you that you are in Colorado Springs.

Answer: True

You are indeed in "The Springs" and the possibilities are endless. You could tour the Air Force Academy and see where 4,000 future Air Force officers are being schooled or you could climb to the top of the 14,110 foot Pikes Peak. You could hike around the towering red rock formations at the Garden of the Gods Park, or you could tour the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the Museum of the American Cowboy (yes, they are real places). Whatever you choose to do in Colorado Springs, don't take too long- you have to drive an hour an a half back up to DIA for your flight home! I hope you enjoyed your trip!
Source: Author Ruthie727

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