Explore the confluence of these two rivers and the streams that wind through Horseshow and Salt Creek canyons. Look out for bighorn sheep and mule deer while osprey and eagles soar overhead. Cataract Canyon's fourteen miles of white water gushes with twenty foot high waves at peak flow, making it unsafe to canoe yet spellbinding to watch.
Hundreds of miles of roads open up vistas of red rock buttes, roaring rivers and plunging canyons. Explore the park from Canyonlands National Park cabins, with day trips to White Rim, Elephant Hill, Lavender Canyon and Horse Canyon, which are connected by an easily navigable road system.
Scenic drives unfold vistas from pinnacles a thousand foot in the air. Dramatic canyons, sweeping rivers and strange butte formations appear as you round each new bend. Don't miss Big Spring Canyon Overlook and the nearby Needles Visitor Center.