Google’s Street View Grand Canyon

Can't get a permit? Go online and take a virtual tour of the Big Ditch.

Google, the company-turned-verb that brought spy satellite photos to your fingertips, creepy glasses and, soon, driverless cars, has partnered with American Rivers to create a virtual tour through the Grand Canyon. They’re calling it Street View, but we’re not. No matter how cool this is–and it is very cool–the Colorado River is not a street.

So if you’re not lucky enough to pull a permit (odds vary from pretty good in the winter to 1-in-1,680 for last year’s peak launch day in September), check out the Google river view. Read more at American Rivers.

The Nankoweap Granaries via Google Street View.

The Nankoweap Granaries via Google Street View.

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