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.

National Parks Quiz

Frank Kovalchek

Saturday September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day. It’s a free day to access the national parks. If you can’t make it to a national park, it’s still a great day to visit your local state park, county park or city park. To celebrate these amazing places lets play a quick national park quiz. National Parks Quiz Think you know your national parks? Take a look at the photo then guess which national park it was taken in. See how many national parks you can guess correctly. 1.Creative commons photo by B D A. Rocky Mountain National Park B. […]

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Have You Ever Been to This Peak? Can You Name It?

Colorado Peak

Do you like mountains? Whether you prefer climbing mountains or driving to the top of them, it’s possible you’ve been to the top of this week’s Mystery Destination. Go ahead, read the clues, look at the photo then see if you can guess the mountain we are talking about. The road to the summit of this mountain is the highest paved road in North America. This road is great for cyclists and runners as well as tourists looking to photograph themselves on top of a 14,000 foot high mountain. Famous painter Albert Bierstadt originally named this mountain Mount Rosa or […]

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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


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


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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