Yellowstone Facts & Trivia

May 5th, 2009 by Julie

The summer tourist season is just around the corner and what better way to impress your friends and family than with some Yellowstone facts and trivia.   Have fun!  Answers at the bottom of the page.

1) How many acres does Yellowstone cover & where does it rank in size among the largest National Parks?

2) What is the fastest mammal in Yellowstone National Park?

3) What is the most common tree found in Yellowstone?

4) What is the oldest man-made landmark in Yellowstone?

5) What is the most abundant fish found in Yellowstone waters?

6) Name the igneous rock type that makes up the vast majority of the Yellowstone plateau?

 7) Name the highest peak in Yellowstone National Park.

8) What are the 2 most common causes of death to tourists at Yellowstone?

9) Name the tallest erupting geyser in Yellowstone.

10) What is the largest backcountry lake in Yellowstone?

Bonus Question:

11) What historic home in Gardiner, Montana was built with leftover rock from the Roosevelt Arch? 

 Roosevet Arch w/moon


  1. 2,219,790 acres, 8th largest
  2. Pronghorn
  3. Lodgepole Pine
  4. Lake Hotel
  5. Cutthroat Trout
  6. Rhyolite
  7. Eagle Peak at 11,358 ft
  8. Traffic accidents & heart attacks/strokes
  9. Steamboat Geyser
  10. Shoshone Lake
  11. Yellowstone Suites Bed & Breakfast