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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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Ksiezyno, Poland
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Wichita
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very scenic trip through Browns Canyon intermixed with multiple class 3 rapids. Great stories of the canyon as narrated by a delightful guide named Miller, who was extremely particular and professional. We are an active family of four with a feisty 8 year old with Down Syndrome - who kept asking for more!

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Frederick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Independent Rafting is the way to go! What fun! They have a superlative guide in Miller, one of the best ever, and we have done several rafting trips, not only in the East but also in the West. Half-days are good, but next time is The Royal Gorge. Woohoo!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I confess I researched on TripAdvisor before booking our rafting trip, and so happy that we went with IW. They were all super cool and fun to be around- they do not take their job so serious that they don't enjoy it. You can tell that rafting is their passion and it shows. I'm also glad we did not go... More

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houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

i took my wife on her first rafting trip. we did a couple hour float on the Arkansas with Independent Whitewater. it was a beautiful, safe and very fun float trip. The guide was knowledgeable and fun to be with. The next time we are in Salida, we will go back to Independent and do an all day trip, probably... More

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