Choose-Your-Own Adventure… Navigate ‘Virtual World’ Via Google Maps

After launching its Trekker program last year, Google Maps has gone off road… to places no cars, bikes or other motorized vehicles can access. The site is home to a virtual world of outdoor wonders, and you can wander them with mouse clicks at your desk. Here are 6 of our favorites. — Amy Oberbroeckling.

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Rapids Ride on the Colorado River

Heron Island at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Machu Picchu, Peru

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Sequoia National Park, California

—For more images use the ‘explore’ feature on Google Maps.

Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.