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Google Maps Virtual Grand Canyon Tour

The folks at Google Maps have a treat in store for nature lovers. They’ve released beautiful panoramic images of the Grand Canyon.

The 9,500 interactive images cover 75 miles of trails and feature the Colorado River and many scenic overlooks with full 360 degree views.The Google Maps team strapped on 40-pound backpacks equipped with a special 15-lens camera system and went hiking in the Grand Canyon.

The results of their efforts are truly breathtaking.  The detailed maps and images are a great tool for planning your Grand Canyon vacation, a useful aid for teaching kids and a big help for daydreaming on a dreary day.  Check out Google Maps to enjoy the tour!