Trade in your four walls for colorful rock formations.

By Meghan Overdeep
April 04, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis forcing millions of Americans into isolation, virtual tours have seen a surge in popularity. Thanks to technology, we can tour far-away destinations like the Grand Canyon without having the leave the safety of home.

Grand Canyon National Park is one of numerous national parks temporarily shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, but don’t let that stop you from exploring one of the country’s most spectacular natural wonders.

With Google Earth’s virtual tour of the Grand Canyon, you can experience all the park’s top sites including Hopi Point, Grandview Point, and Desert View Watchtower from your couch—panoramic views and all.

The immersive tour begins at Bright Angel Trailhead, the park’s rugged 7.9-mile “superhighway.” Do a little digital exploring before clicking ahead to stunning Maricopa Point. Stops at “The Abyss,” Moran Point, and the Kaibab Suspension Bridge are not to be missed.

When you’re done with the Grand Canyon, check out Google Earth’s tours of 30 other national parks including Everglades National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.