Stay Dry and Safe Riding the Colorado River in Google Street View
"For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t appear on early maps of the region. It wasn’t until 1869, when John Wesley Powell led a small exploration party on a rafting trip, that the natural wonders of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon came fully into view.
"Now with Google Street View, you can ride the whitewater rapids, cruise the sleepy river bends, and discover the side canyons that make the Colorado River a treasured resource," Google stated in a blog post."
There's a lot to see by taking a virtual visit. You can gaze at formations like the Hermit Shale and Tapeats Sandstone, spot big horn sheep wandering about, and ride the whitewater rapids flowing through Deer Creek Falls, to name just a few of the sights.
If you have a kids, this is a great way to teach them about geography and how important the Colorado River is. Google provides some facts on its blog post, such as the Colorado River being the source of drinking water for 36 million people from Denver to Los Angeles.