This image provided by Google Maps shows a view from the Grand Canyon and Colorado River in Oct. 2012 in Arizona. Google now has brought its all-seeing eyes _ mounted for the first time on a backpack down into the Grand Canyon, showcasing the attraction's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other walkways. (AP Photo/Google Maps)
Google Maps is giving users a glimpse of the great outdoors. Google is launching a "river view" of the Colorado River, including a tour of Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park as seen from a raft.
The Washington, DC-based environmental group American Rivers partnered with Google Maps for the project.
A team took the Street View camera on an eight-day rafting trip to photograph the canyon.