Over the course of 6 million years, the Grand Canyon has been carved by the Colorado River. One mile (1.6km) deep, 277 miles (433km) long, and up to 18 miles (28.8km)wide, this canyon is like none other. This animated flight is the product of a partnership between NASA, the NPS, and the USGS.
Fly-through Grand Canyon Animation
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Experience roller-coaster twists and turns flying the length of the Colorado River while listening to a narrated introduction to Grand Canyon Geography.
NPS VIEWS - Grand Canyon Discovery
The Grand Canyon truly is a special place. Life abounds within the canyon, in the Colorado River, and even along the rims.
Even humans have inhabited this area for at least the past couple thousand years. Learn more...
NPS VIEWS - Grand Canyon Geology
Grand Canyon is the result of a distinct and ordered combination of geologic events. Through this virtual experience you will be able to travel into this great chasm and unfold the chapters in Grand Canyon's geologic history. Learn more...
This animation work was sponsored by NASA’S Mars Exploration Program