View from thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers, or thousands of feet up to red rock pinnacles, cliffs and spires create the incredible beauty of Utah's largest national park. The rivers slice Canyonlands National Park into three districts, each named according to its distinctive landscape. Island in the Sky is the northern section, where visitors can look down to the Colorado River on the east and the Green River on the west. The southern tip overlooks the rivers' confluence. The Needles District is named for its profusion of red rock spires and sandstone fins. The remote Maze District is Canyonlands' most jumbled stone playground, requiring backcountry use permits year-round. Major entrances to the park are accessible from U.S. Route 191. Access to Island in the Sky is 35 miles northwest of Moab. The Needles District is accessible 22 miles north of Monticello. Canyonlands is world-renowned for its four-wheel-drive and mountain bike routes, as well as its whitewater rafting. The park's visitor centers are open year-round.