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Address: 10830 CR 165, Salida, CO 8120
Phone Number: (719) 539-7737
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We came here for our first whitewater rafting experience. Everyone is so friendly. Made sure kids (age 11, 10 & 8) felt safe & comfortable. Our guide was Joe & he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We came here for our first whitewater rafting experience. Everyone is so friendly. Made sure kids (age 11, 10 & 8) felt safe & comfortable. Our guide was Joe & he was outstanding. Told us lots of interesting things while rafting. Good times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place. Funny but knowledgeable guides. We had nine in our group divided into two boats. Took the Brown's Canyon class 3-4 intermediate tour. River was high and we had only one in our group that had rafted before, but no one swam. Highly recommend following their advice on whether to rent a wet suit and/or spray jacket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Place is a smaller outfit, which is something we preferred. They took our reservation about 14days in advance “without” payment! We called back about 3 days prior to confirm our trip (family of 5) and made the payment. We reserved originally the Brown Canyon ½ day trip. However, due to the high water levels and to the safety of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My husband found Independent Whitewater just by Googling different operations in the area. I am SO glad he chose Independent Whitewater. You can tell it's a local shop, run by guides who love rafting. Our guide had spent time rafting all over the world and I trusted his ability to safely guide our raft (and make sure we were having... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Independent Whitewater showed us a great time. We took a 1/2-day float through Brown's Canyon with our guide, John, and had an absolute blast. The water was high, and they sent an extra boat with 3 additional guides along with us for safety--which I really appreciated. John was fun, professional, patient, and skilled. Independent Whitewater has their own takeout spot,... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was by far the best experience of the trip! Let me start off by saying that if you want to request a staffer, ask for Zack. He was so welcoming and felt like family by the end of the trip. He was very informative, kept safety in mind, but most importantly made it the funnest trip! The whole staff... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed Independent Whitewater. Small groups which kept it personal. The water was very high and fast. Our guide was awesome, lots of fun, knowlegeable and really focused on keeping us safe - even having us get out of the water to scout rapids to have a strategy on how to work them. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We came out to Salida for a quick trip. We have two 11 year old boys and were a little nervous about safety because the water was so high. The guide, Joe, took time before the trip to talk to us about safety and what to do in certain circumstances, were they to happen. We had two more guides ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Run by local legends who are funny and experts at their jobs. Loved it and would highly recommend to anyone. Get amongst it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

They were very considerate of our 7 year old and planned a trip that was just the right amount of exciting, safe and fun. Great people, gorgeous scenery and fun whitewater!

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Additional Information about Independent Whitewater

Address: Address: 10830 CR 165, Salida, CO 8120
Phone Number: (719) 539-7737
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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