New App Gives Insight into Grand Canyon Geology

The recently released Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour app gives insight into the geology of one of America’s most spectacular parks and the surrounding region: the Colorado Plateau.

The app is a photographic tour of the South Rim, written and narrated by geologist Deborah Ragland, Ph.D. with photographs and illustrations by Dennis Tasa. The iPad app allows you to view the Grand Canyon in a new way. Not only will you look down at the river from high elevations, but you will also go back in time. Learn why the rocks present those incredible colors, study the different rock layers and their ages, find out how the interesting buttes and pinnacles formed, and much more.


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The Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour app can come in handy as either an add-on to your Grand Canyon vacation or as a planning device since it offers an extensive description of

the geology of the park. The app which requires no internet is completely self-contained; you can actually use it in the park on your Grand Canyon tours. Listen to the narration as you have a view over the South rim or hike the canyon, study the large panoramic photographs and before your visit, or just enjoy a virtual trip. This Grand Canyon app offers photographs (on almost every page), narrated animations and illustrations that explain the Grand Canyon geology in superb detail.

The Overlooks Of The Grand Canyon:

  • Maps
  • Desert View Overlook
  • Navajo Point
  • Lipan Point
  • Tusayan Ruin
  • Moran Point
  • Grandview Point
  • Yaki Point
  • Mather Point
  •  Yavapai Point
  • Rim Trail
  • Grand Canyon Village
  • Trailview Overlook
  • Maricopa Point
  • Powell Point
  • Hopi Point
  • Monument Creek Vista/Mojave Point
  • Pima Point
  • Hermits Rest
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The Geology Of The Grand Canyon:

  • Colorado Plateau
  • Geologic Maps
  • The Oldest Rocks in the Canyon
  • The Grand Canyon Supergroup
  • The Great Unconformity
  • The River Carves the Canyon
  • Weathering and Erosion in the Canyon
  • Color of the Rocks
  • Glossary
  • References

Device Requirements:

  • * Requires iPad with iOS 5.0 or later
  • * 691 MB

Pricing and Availability: Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour 1.0 is $9.99 (USD) and is available worldwide on the App Store in the Travel category.