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Independent Whitewater

10830 CR 165, Salida, CO 8120
(719) 539-7737
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Ranked #2 of 18 Activities in Salida
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We (Mom,Dad & sons age 14 & 16)had a great day of rafting with Independent Whitewater. Our guide, Zach, was very good at getting us all comfortable with the boat, paddling and safety before we took off. Had a lot of fun 'surfing' some of the rapids and the scenery was beautiful. Zach's knowledge of the local wildlife, geography and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What an excellent trip! A slow start with the rapids, but then it got really nice :) Loved it! The water was freezing cold (+10Celcius or less), but cristal clear... Excellent guides and with a boat full of first timers ( I was the only one with experience), she took us safely through the river. Don´t bring your camera /phone... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Highly skilled guides, great river (Arkansas), shorter ride to launch than other companies and 2 additional rapids than everyone else. Best value, awesome guides who confidently take even newbies down the rapids. Don't expect to take any pictures. There are cameras though mounted above some of the rapids. It is $20 for one photo so you'll have to cough up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My daughter and I did a day down Brown's Canyon and a day down Royal Gorge. Our guide, Prester, was awesome. Had lots of fun surfing and smooshing rocks. He did a first class job and knew quite a bit about the river. Everyone at IW was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.

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Grand Prairie, Tx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were dry camping in the Monarch Campground for a week in August. I talked my 60 year old parents, my 30 year old brother and my 16 year old niece into going Rafting with me. I originally was going to take Numbers (Class IV rapids) but decided on the Browns Canyon as it is only Class II and Class... More

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Smithville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

took my family on a Browns Canyon 1/2 day float, our guide Miller was awesome!! he was great with my kids ages 11 & 13, who loved every minute of it, my 11 year old who is usually a afraid to do things even did the cliff jump, and then climbed back up and did it again, I would recommend... More

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Louisville, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went rafting in late June this year, and had a great (and safe) time. From the time we simply drove by and asked about a trip, to joining in, the team was friendly, patient and fun. Our guide, Prester, provided a really great trip down Brown's canyon and made sure my 11 year old daughter was safe, but had... More

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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a great trip recently with Kelly as our guide. We were in a group of three boats, very sturdy with good guides. I felt very safe ...the guides were talking to each other and didn't take any chances. After our trip was over others in town said that two people died on the river the week before. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Booked a last minute trip with my two college sons on the recommendation of a local from town to go with IW. Our guide was Zach and immediately we knew that he was a perfect match for us. We took the full day trip down the Royal Gorge and had the best conditions. Sunny, warm with a slight breeze, we... More

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Denver, CO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did a half day Browns Canyon trip, recommended by friends and TA. We had a wonderful time. We chose to rent splash jackets and booties, the gear seemed to be relatively new and in good repair. After a brief safety talk we were split into small groups and given our guides. Everyone is loaded into busses with the rafts... More

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