A screengrab from Google Maps' new Colorado River View, which allows users to navigate along 286 miles (460 kilometers) of the Colorado River, including the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River View
The front half of the Google Maps raft seen on Google's new Colorado River View, which launched March 13. This shot was taken at 36 Mile rapid.
Vulcan's Anvil, a volcanic remnant 50 feet (15 m) tall in the middle of the Colorado River.
River sediments left behind by higher water leves as the Colorado River transitions into Lake Mead.
Google's "Street View" view of the Nankoweap granaries, storage rooms made by the ancient Anasazi.
The Google rafts approach a staggering expanse of Redwall limestone in the Grand Canyon.
The Royal Arch, a geological feature in the Grand Canyon.
Rock layers along the Grand Canyon, visible on Colorado River View.
Hermit Rapid on the Colorado River, caught by Google's "Street View" cameras.
The Google camera gets splashed on Upset Rapid on the Colorado.
Travertine Falls, one of the classic sights in the Grand Canyon.
One of two rafts on the Google expedition through the Grand Canyon. The specialized Street View "Trekker" camera is mounted to the raft.
Google Raft in the Rapids
A raft with a Google camera on board rides the rapids in the Grand Canyon in August 2013.
Grand Canyon View
The Grand Canyon and Colorado River as seen from the Nakoweap granary overlook.
Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor
Stephanie interned as a science writer at Stanford University Medical School, and also interned at ScienceNow magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.