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Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Grand Canyon National Park
Geology Tours

Blue raft splashing through Hermit Rapid   Inner Gorge at Phantom Ranch   Watch Tower at Desert View   North Rim view in fog   Toroweap Overlook
Colorado River Raft Tour
Take a virtual raft trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.


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Phantom Ranch Tour
Hike into the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch along the Kaibab & Bright Angel Trails.

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South Rim Tour
Tour the South Rim from the Little Colorado River Gorge to the Canyon Village area.

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North Rim Tour
Tour the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.



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Historic Tour
See imagery from John Wesley Powell's Second Expedition (1871-1872).


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Map of Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Phantom Ranch Glen Canyon Colorado River Raft Trip Lake Mead National Recreation Area Pipe Springs National Monument Wupatki and Sunset Craters National Monument North Rim

GRAND CANYON home
North Rim
South Rim
Phantom Ranch Hike
River Raft Trip
Historic 3D Photography
Glen Canyon NRA
Lake Mead NRA
Pipe Spring NM
Sunset Crater NM
Walnut Canyon NM
Wupatki NM

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Learn more about Grand Canyon National Park at the National Park Service website.

Click here to see historic 3D photography taken by the John Wesley Powell Survey of 1871-72.

Click here to learn about the USGS mapping expedition of 1923 through the Grand Canyon.

Click here to learn more about sedimentary rock formations exposed in the Grand Canyon.

See Selected References about Grand Canyon National Park geology.

Geologic maps of the Grand Canyon include:

Billingsley, George H., 2000, Geologic Map of the Grand Canyon 30' by 60' Quadrangle, Coconino and Mohave Counties, Northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigation Series I-2688.

Billingsley, George H. and Wellmeyer, Jessica L., 2004, Geologic Map of the Mount Trumbull 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigation Series I-2766.

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This website contains images produced from stereo photo pairs that were manipulated into anaglyphs (3-D images). You will need red-and-cyan stereo viewing glasses to get the 3-D visual effects.


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