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Google Brings the Grand Canyon to You with Tour Made from 9,500 Photos

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most breathtaking natural landforms. It’s over 200 miles long and over a mile deep at some points. Nearly two billion years of geologic history can be seen in the strata of the canyon walls.

If some historical stats haven’t swayed you, it also looks like this:

Which isn’t too shabby.

I know what you’re thinking: is there anything the Grand Canyon can’t do? Yes. It can’t do magic. So it can’t teleport you to itself. So since you can’t teleport to the Grand Canyon you might have to drive or fly there in order to enjoy a hike along the Grand Canyon’s trails.

Flying or driving to the Grand Canyon could be time consuming and rather expensive. I know what you’re thinking (again): I don’t have the time and/or money to go Grand Canyoneering. Who could possible help me?

Google can help.

In case you aren’t on the internet while viewing this website, Google has been on a quest for the last few years to map and photograph the entire earth. To that end, they have made a dynamic, virtual hike of the Grand Canyon from over 9,500 panoramic photos. Check it out:


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Image by Couleurs de la Terre / Colours of the Earth via Wikimedia Commons

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