About 30 miles downstream from Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon river rafters discover their first oasis along the Colorado River. Vasey’s Paradise is one of the sights to be seen early on a Grand Canyon river trip that will leave you wondering what lies around the next corner. Many rafters find it difficult to comprehend or describe the beauty of what they see from day to day. I have heard a lot of fellow rafters say, "Wow, that was great, I just can’t put it into words… wow, WOW". I call that the WOW factor that many Grand Canyon Whitewater guests experience.
Vasey’s Paradise gushes out of the Redwall Limestone and was named after Dr. George Vasey, a friend of John Wesley Powell the first explorer to the area. A lot of the greenery consists of poison ivy which is rarely found in Grand Canyon. This fragile area is also sanctuary to the endangered Kanab Amber Snail.
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