The Grand Canyon is now just a download away. Google Maps released panoramic images last Thursday that display more than 75 miles of popular trails within the canyon, including the park’s South Rim and other walkways.
By simply moving your finger or clicking your mouse you can virtually hike through the canyon trails and observe some amazing sites that were caught by the popular search engine’s team. Google used “Trekker” a backpack camera system that captured 360-degree panoramic images every 2.5 seconds through a 15 5-megapixel camera lense.
Among the images captured were views of the Blue Angel Trail, Meteor Crater and past the Colorado River.
In a Google Maps blog post, it explained that the Trekker backpack weighed 40 pounds, and the temperatures in the canyon vary wildly. But a few muscle cramps later, and the team was able to capture more than 9,500 panoramic photos of the canyon for all of us to enjoy.