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Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Geology of National Parks Image of 3D glasses

3D and Photographic Tours Featuring Park Geology and Natural History

Click on a national park below to start an image tour.
Or, use a Location Map or Thumbnail Gallery index.
Standard photography websites mirror the 3D image websites.

Parks Parks of the Colorado Plateau (Four Corners) Region- Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (click on an image to visit a park) Park Thumbnail Images
Parks of the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington)
Pacific Northwest Parks
Parks on the Big Island of Hawaii
Parks of Hawaii
Desert Ecosystem Parks
Desert Ecosystems
Parks Underground
Parks with underground trails
Arches National Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Badlands National Park
Big Bend National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument (BLM)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
City of Rocks National Reserve
Colorado National Monument
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (USFS)
Crater Lake National Park
Death Valley National Park
Devils Tower National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument (historical and recent)
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (Powell Survey, 1871)
Fossil Butte National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Monument
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Recreation Area (BLM)
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Coulee/Sun River Lakes (Washington State Parks)
Grand Teton National Park
Great Basin National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Jewel Cave National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Joshua Tree National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lava Beds National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Mojave National Preserve
Mount Shasta (USFS)
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (USFS)
Natural Bridges National Monument
Navajo National Monument
New York City Region (no 3D)
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Pinnacles National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wind Cave National Park
Wupatki National Monument
Yellowstone National Park (historic and recent)
Yosemite National Park (historic)
Zion National Park (recent & Powell Survey, 1872-1873)

Other park-related resources: National Parks map
See the Map Index

American Indian Indians of the Southwest, 1871-1975: A 3D image tour of early photography taken during the U.S. Geological and Geographical Surveys west of the 100th meridian, and during the Powell Survey of the Colorado River canyons.
Powell Survey Expeditions (1871-1872) of the Colorado River Canyons: Original stereo photography.
Name that Park!: Explore, interpret, and identify selected park landscapes in this online photo quiz game.
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3D glasses

The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. An Internet search will yield many sites describing anaglyphs, how to purchase 3D glasses, and how to make your own 3D glasses.

Historic stereo photography

Explore historic 3D photography and stereo images of:
Colorado River near Phantom Ranch
Take a virtual hike or take a
raft trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon!

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All color photography on this website was taken by Phil Stoffer (USGS) unless otherwise stated on the image caption text.
All images are in the public domain and may be freely used or reproduced.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky Pinnacles National Monument, California Lava Beds National Monument, California Big Bend National Park, Texas Saguaro National Park, Arizona Joshua Tree National Park, California Great Basin National Park, Nevada Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawaii Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, Hawaii Olympic National Park, Washington North Cascades National Park, Washington Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Crater Lake National Park, Oregon John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Park, Washington Grand Coulee regional parks, Washington Arches National Park, Utah Hovenweap National Monuments, Utah Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona and Nevada Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah Canyonlands National Park, Utah Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona Zion National Park, Utah Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona Colorado National Monument, Colorado Natural Bridges National Park, Utah El Morro National Monument, New Mexico El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico Navajo National Monument, Arizona Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming

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