Geology of National Parks

Raft Trip Tour Down the Colorado River
Grand Canyon National Park - Geology Tour

Start a 3D image tour by clicking here. See tour in standard photo images See images in a thumbnail image gallery Return to the Geology of National Parks main page

Click here to start a tour of the inner Grand Canyon from the perspective of a raft trip down the
Colorado River between Lees Ferry and Lake Mead. Click on any of the images to continue to
the next page in the linked series of web pages. Or, see a thumbnail gallery.

Click here to see tours of other Grand Canyon Tours.

A large blue raft splashing through Hermit Rapid

Click on the map below to choose another park tour in the region.Map of Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Phantom Ranch Glen Canyon Colorado River Raft Trip Lake Mead National Recreation Area Wupatki and Sunset Craters National Monument North Rim
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

Click here to see more geology tours of National Parks.

Click here to learn more about Grand Canyon National Park (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.

Click here to see selected references.

USGS Geologic maps of the Grand Canyon include:

Billingsley, G. 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. Available on-line at:

Billingsley, G. H. and Wellmeyer, J. 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. Available on-line at:

Photography on this website was taken in the summer of 2007 as part of a science-oriented river trip hosted by the Biology Department at San Jose State University, California. Special thanks to Jerry Smith (San Jose State University) and Matt Herman (Moki Mac River Expeditions) for providing mile-by-mile discussions about Grand Canyon geology and natural history during the river trip.

3D glasses

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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Last modified 9/9/2010