Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah, off Route 191. There are two main access points. Route 313 is close to Arches National Park and brings you into the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands. The two parks are about 30 miles apart if this is your area of interest. The Needles District in the south end of the park is also off Route 191, using Route 211 to access it. Water is available at the visitor center both of these Districts. The Maze is in the southwestern portion of the park is accessible only via four-wheel drive and no water is available. A carload can enter the park for one week for $10 but we were traveling with the America The Beautiful Pass which gives access to all Federally Administered Lands and National Parks for a period of one year for the very good value of $80.
Distances are long, sightseeing unending. Other cars are few and far between.
The Needles section requires a bit of a drive (miles are published somewhere) into the area and it is well worth it.
Newspaper Rock (photos in must sees) is along the highway into the Needles section where we camped in Squaw Peak.
Maybe it's by air that you can view this huge National Park best, but the car is still the best way to come at it's gates.
The Canyonlands National Park itself can be best discovered by days long hikes (maybe even weeks). The rivers can be done by wildwaterrafting and there are also mountainbike-trails and even off-the-road tracks.