Category Archives: Outdoor Trivia & Games

Show off your extensive knowledge of all things outdoors with our fun outdoor trivia and games on the Sierra Social Hub. 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.

What Type of Outdoor Adventurer Are You?

Outdoor Adventurer Quiz

You love the outdoors, you’re up for an adventure from time to time but do you really know what type of outdoor adventurer you are? Take this quick quiz to find out.   1. Packing for a camping trip, you’d never forget to bring: A. A hotel room key. B. A big tent, camp chair and hiking boots. C. A map and compass so you can explore. D. Flint and Steel (because lighters and matches are for newbies). 2. You hop on your bicycle because: A. Your car won’t start. B. It’s a nice day and the paved bike path […]

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Mystery Destination: Have You Visited This State Park?

Mystery Landscape

As we look forward to fall, we’re thinking about exploring the desert southwest. We’ve chosen a  state park for this week’s Mystery Destination. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then leave your guess in the comments below if you think you know the name of this interesting geologic state park. Dedicated in 1935, this park is the oldest and largest state park in this state. The park’s name comes from the red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes over 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have […]

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Guess Who? Name This Famous Naturalist/Author

Guess Who

Let’s have a little fun. You’ve probably played our Mystery Destination Game in the past, but this week we’re going to play Guess Who. That’s right, read the 5 clues below about this famous naturalist and author then guess who we’re talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. One of this author’s most famous works was written from notes and sketches made while living in a trailer in Arches National Monument (now a National Park) when he worked as a seasonal ranger in 1956 and 1957. He is often quoted across the internet for inspiration to get outside. […]

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Where Would You Most Like to Hike?

hiking trails

Hiking is fun. Whether you’re climbing mountains, searching for waterfalls, trekking in the desert or exploring canyons, nothing is better than a good hike. Everyone has their favorite trail or favorite place to hike. So we want to know, where would you most like to hike? Here are three popular choices for hikes. Which one would you most like to hike? Hiking into the Grand Canyon What’s more iconic than the Grand Canyon? You aren’t the type to just look over the rim, you want to make it an adventure. Choose any one of the 15 official trails that take […]

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Mystery Game: Can You Name this Famous Preservationist?

The famous trail

It’s time to mix up our Mystery Destination Game. Each week we describe a popular outdoor destination and ask you to name it. This time we’ll describe a famous advocate of the outdoors and see if you can give us his name. Simply read the clues then give us the answer in the comments. This man was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was a co-founder of the Sierra Club and served as the first President of the club. His name has been used for the name of a national […]

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A Spectacular Canyon Cut into a High Plateau

The Monument

We love getting outside and exploring new areas. Unique geologic areas are always a draw for outdoor adventurers. This week’s mystery destination is one of those areas. Read the 5 clues below, take a look at the photos then see if you know the area we are talking about. This week’s correct answer is the name of a national monument. Known locally at The Monument, the main draw is a spectacular canyon cut deep into this high desert plateau. Popular activities within this national monument include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, road bicycling and scenic drives. Sightseers enjoy rides along the […]

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Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife

Fjords

Escape the hot summer days with a trip to glacier fields in this week’s Mystery Destination. Take a look at the photos, read the clues and see if you can guess which national park we are describing in this week’s Mystery Destination. Enter your guess in the comments below. This national park contains nearly 40 glaciers and the largest icefield solely contained within the United States. A national monument was initially designated by President Jimmy Carter on December 1, 1978, using the Antiquities Act. It officially became a national park in 1980. The park protects the icefield, a narrow fringe […]

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An American Icon: Name This Mystery Destination

Mystery

Each week we play a Mystery Destination game. This week the destination is an American iconic destination. This area features multiple parks and sites to see. Read the clues below, look at the photos then enter your guess in the comments below. Although these are mountains, the range is referred to as ‘hills’. The name of the range comes from a translation of the Lakota word Pahá Sápa. In addition to the mountains, this area has a huge cave that is also a national park. The cave is currently the sixth-longest in the world with 140.47 miles of explored cave passageways. […]

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Mystery Destination: A Large Reservoir, Mountains and Ski Resorts

Mystery Destination Reservoir

Outdoor adventure destinations can come in many forms. Some people flock to the mountains, rivers, canyons or beaches, others hit up a huge lake or reservoir. This week’s Mystery Destination is a large reservoir that is the center of many different outdoor adventures. Read the five clues below and see if you can guess the reservoir we are describing. This large lake is surrounded by mountains. It offers up a beautiful backdrop for photographers. The waters are popular for sailboats and sea kayaks but is too cool for swimming. Recreational opportunities include a bike path along the banks, boat rentals […]

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One of the Seven Summits: Can You Name This Peak

Tall Peak

It’s time for another Mystery Destination. You know the rules, read the 5 clues below and look at the photo then guess which outdoor destination we are talking about. We’ve featured rivers, national parks and more in the past. This week the correct answer is the name of a famous mountain. (Hint: it’s not in the USA) This peak is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres at an elevation of 22,837 feet above sea level. The mountain has a number of glaciers. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10 km long. This mountain is […]

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