El Gran Cañón del Colorado se encuentra al norte del estado de Arizona. Tiene paisajes increíbles y montones de trekkers y excursionistas lo visitan año tras año. Pero ahora, ese maravilloso mundo reservado para aventureros será abierto para todo el mundo. Cualquier persona podrá recorrerlo desde el sillón del hogar.

Google Maps llegó con sus equipos para mapear el lugar y ponerlo a disposición de todos los usuarios sumándolo a las recientes colecciones agregadas en Google Street View. La Antártica, el Amazonas, y hasta el fondo del océano se han agregado en los últimos meses. Así se amplía la oferta, y los pasos van por calles citadinas y también por paisajes no tan populosos.

Para la recopilación de imágenes, el gigante de Mountain View utiliza sus Trekkers, mochilas diseñadas especialmente con una cámara montada que van tomando fotos a medida que quien la carga va caminando. Para el control del equipo se usa un teléfono con Android.

Al momento se han fotografiado los caminos Bright Angel y South Kaibab. Pero no estarán disponibles rápidamente, ya que probablemente la posproducción tome más tiempo dado que todo el material debe llevarse a Google para la compaginación.

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  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman stands along the canyon wall wearing the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a visitor climbing on a canyon wall near the Bright Angel Trail along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A three-wheel cart gathers images from narrow cobblestone alleys, a push cart allows for virtual tours of museums and a snowmobile captures skiers meandering down the slopes. Now the search giant Google is using a backpack-sized unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trail and other off-road sites. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a long horn sheep near the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • This Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo shows a mule team walking along the Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Search engine giant Google is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Oct. 22, 2012 photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman walks with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google operations manager Steve Silverman shows low-resolution images of photos gathered by the Trekker on an Android phone during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the Trekker, a nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit, to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph thousands of cities and towns in dozens of countries for its Street View feature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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    In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google product manager Ryan Falor works with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyon’s most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. It’s about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operator’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)