Category Archives: Trivia and Games

Show off your extensive knowledge of outdoor gear, top gear brands, the great outdoors and national parks with our fun outdoor trivia and games. Our weekly mystery destination features a national park, state park, popular lake, river, mountain or hiking trail. You’ll also find outdoor gear trivia games and more on the Sierra SocialHub, Sierra Trading Post’s outdoor gear blog.

Natural Beauty, Concerts and Trails: Name This Mystery Destination

Mystery Outdoor Ampitheater

Some outdoor spaces are just too beautiful to not visit. One of those special places is the subject of this week’s Mystery Destination. This outdoor area is popular for hiking and biking trails, tourists out sightseeing and of course concerts. Check out the photo and read the five clues then enter your guess in the comments below.   This mystery destination is a 640 acre city park that features hiking and biking trails, recreational opportunities and a famous outdoor concert venue. The most noted geologic feature in this park is two large monoliths. Both of the monoliths are taller than […]

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Mystery Waterfalls

Photo by David Smith

Everybody loves waterfalls. There is one water fall that is extremely well-known for its blue-green waters and beautiful pools. That particular waterfall is the subject of this week’s Mystery Destination. You know how to play, read the clues, look at the photo and enter your guess in the comments below. It consists of one main chute that drops over a 90-foot to 100-foot vertical cliff into a large pool. Due to the high mineral content of the water, the configuration of the falls is ever-changing and sometimes breaks into two separate chutes of water. The falls are known for their […]

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Ampitheaters, Hoodoos and Clear Skies: Name this Park

Mystery Destination

You’ve gotten pretty good at guessing our Mystery Destinations. From rivers, mountains and trails to national parks, we’ve featured many popular outdoor destinations. This week we’ve got another beautiful national park. Check out the photos, read the 5 clues below then enter the name of this national park in the comments below. Despite the park’s name, it’s not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters. The area became a national monument in 1923 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 35,835 acres and receives relatively few visitors compared to other parks in the […]

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Mystery Destination: A Passage for a Great Climb

Climbing Route

We’ve been featuring a different mystery destination here on Sierra Trading Post’s blog each week for over a year. The destinations have included national parks, state parks, mountains, rivers, bike races, hiking trails and more. This week the correct answer is the name of a popular hole in the wall on a very popular hiking route. Look at the photo and read the clues below then enter your guess in the comments below. This hole in the rock is the namesake of the most popular route used for climbing a 14,259 foot high peak. This spot is located within a […]

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Aquamarine Waters, Emerald Islands and Coral Reefs: Name This National Park

Beach National Park

Time for another Mystery Destination. This week we’ve selected another national park but this one doesn’t have huge mountains, deep canyons or long hiking trails. Instead, this national park is known for snorkeling and scuba diving. Fight your spring fever by checking out these photos then read the clues and enter your guess in the comments below. Popular activities include boating, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. The park covers 172,971 acres including islands and transitional islands of […]

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Mystery Desitination: Whitewater Rafting, Petroglyphs and Canyons

Canyons

Our weekly Mystery Destination game features outdoor destinations for adventure travel lovers. We’ve featured mountains, rivers, national monuments and more. This week the correct answer to our Mystery Destination is the name of a national park known for its dry landscape and beautiful canyons. Read the five clues below then place your guess in the comments below. Author Edward Abbey, a frequent visitor, described the park as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.” The geography of the park is well suited to a number of different recreational uses. Hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, […]

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Mystery Destination: Rock Climbing Paradise

Rocks

We’ve featured most of the national parks, some state parks, a few mountains and a couple rivers in our Mystery Destination Series. Today we are featuring an amazing rock climbing destination. This might be a little more difficult to guess but if you love rock climbing, chances are you’ve heard someone talk about it. Read the five clues, take a look at the photos then make your best guess by entering the answer in the comments below. The unusual name of this area comes from an Arapahoe word meaning ‘Earth Born’. The area is within the Medicine Bow – Routt […]

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Mystery Destination: A ‘Weird and Scenic Landscape’

Volcanic Rock

It’s time for another Mystery Destination. Read the five clues below about a National Monument and Preserve known for its weird and scenic landscape. If you know the name of this destination, enter your answer in the comments below then forward this to a friend to see if they know the answer. The National Monument and Preserve is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush that offers visitors a unique view of past and current geologic activity. In 1969 Apollo astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle and Eugene Cernan visited this monument […]

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Mystery Destination: Name This Long Distance Hiking Trail

Photo By Rick McCharles

Can you name this mystery outdoor destination? Each week we pick a popular outdoor destination and see if you can guess the answer. In previous weeks the answer has been the name of a national park, state park, mountain, river or canyon. This week, the correct answer is the name of a long distance hiking trail. Read the five clues below and see if you can guess which trail we are talking about. Photo by Pat Leahy The trail was built in 1915. An estimated 200 to 250 people a year complete the entire trail with several thousand others doing […]

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Name this Mystery Peak

Mystery Peak

If you’ve played any of our previous Mystery Destination Games, you know we love the national parks, mountains and other outdoor destinations. This week, we’ve chosen another well-known mountain peak as the subject of our mystery destination game. To play, simply read the five clues below, look at the photos then enter your guess in the comments below. The correct answer is the name of the mountain or volcano described below. This mountain is the highest point in this state and is a prominent landmark visible up to 100 miles away. Due to convenient access and a minimum of technical […]

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