Mile 32 - Vasey's Paradise
Major John Wesley Powell named this feature in honor of his botanist friend, George Vasey. Vasey had accompanied Powell on his expeditions to the Rocky Mountains during the late 1860s. A spring ejects water out of the Redwall limestone, as the water cascades down the wall into the boulders next to the river. Many different plant species grow in abundance around the rocks at the base of the gentle cascade; such as golden columbine, crimson monkey flower, lobelia, and poison ivy. The oasis is also habitat to the endangered and elusive Kanab Ambersnail.