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Independent Whitewater

10830 CR 165, Salida, CO 8120
(719) 539-7737
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Ranked #2 of 17 activities in Salida
Type: Other
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The guides are so entertaining and so proficient. Kelly was our guide and made us feel very safe while still having fun with kids. We did the half day Brown's Canyon, and it made us want to go again, see more, and experience more rapids.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This company was recommended by a friend in the rafting industry. You can definitely tell it is family owned. The half day browns canyon trip goes further and through more rapids because they have a private take out area. Our guide Miller was excellent. He was very safety conscious but still made trip fun (even with lousy weather). He even... More

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had 11 people and the guides were so great with our group, especially with the younger ones! We all had a great time and will go back if in this area again!

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fabulous half day adventure on the Arkansas River. Allie was great guide! My 8 year old had a blast. Good service and friendly staff. The extra two rapids were an added bonus.

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Ksiezyno, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The whole crew at IW were great from the start. Our guide, Prester, was extremely knowledgable about the river, EXCELLENT with the kids, and made sure we all had a great time. Their Brown's Canyon 1/2 day lets you get about 2 more miles and 2 more great rapids than all the other companies. Longer, cheaper, WAY more personal, did... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Close to town, and close ride to drop in / pick up locations (who wants to ride in a bus all day?). Outstanding service, shop with all the things we forgot. Great guide that was very competent, patient and fun to be with.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We did the Brown's Canyon half-day trip. Mom and two teens. It was a fun trip with good Class III rapids. Our guide, Miller, was excellent and very skilled at navigating the rapids. The cliff-jumping was a great surprise. The only complaint I have is the price of the photos: $22 for one photo? C'mon, man! (Also, as someone else... More

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lots of fun, be prepared to get wet. Beautiful scenery and the guides are entertaining and do a great job getting you through the rapids.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Booked a trip because of the reviews in TripAdvisor. WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! We had a great time. Prester was our guide and he was terrific. Had a raft of 9 people...mostly novices. Prester was very personable and guided the raft and his rafters with ease. We were very comfortable. Independent Whitewater operates a very small outfit and this is very... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

RJ and Flint were our guides for the day and they worked hard to show us a good time and keep us safe. Independent Rafting is a smaller outfit, so they can give you more individual attention. They took us on a longer rafting trip than what the other companies would have done, PLUS it was a short 8 min... More

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