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Independent Whitewater

Salida, CO, USA
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About Independent Whitewater
Independent Whitewater is Salida's local river connection, we offer trips for all skill levels. Whether you’re scenic Salida floats, advanced whitewater rafting, or the longest half-day trip through Browns Canyon National Monument, we have a trip to fit your needs. Family-owned and operated, Independent Whitewater has been in business in Salida for 40 years and has a strong dedication to safety and good old-fashioned American fun. Come spend the day with Wiley and Mike, Independent Whitewater's owners, along with their highly trained and professional staff. Another great reason to raft with Independent Whitewater is that our Browns Canyon rafting trips end on private property, which means you'll beat the crowds and go through rapids that other rafting companies don't. More Miles, More Smiles! Give us a call today to schedule your trip!
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mtnjim5454 wrote a review Yesterday
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Our guide, Grant, was fantastic. Explained items of interest along the river and made everyone feel at ease.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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codajules wrote a review Aug 12
Kansas City, Kansas1 contribution
My daughter and I had a great day with our guide, Nic! She was fun and taught us a lot. We would definitely recommend Independent Whitewater!
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LauraC wrote a review Aug 12
Colorado Springs, Colorado10 contributions1 helpful vote
The people at Independent Whitewater are very customer focused. They make the trip fun yet safe. Our family consists of teenagers & adults & everyone had a great time.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Peg B wrote a review Aug 12
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WOW! We had a great time floating down the Arkansas River for a few hours with our guide James. So beautiful and relaxing! My husband and I took our 10 year old son and two of his friends on the float with us. This was their first time and they were skeptical but had a blast. James coached them on how to be safe and was great with all of them, telling jokes and teaching them about the water and the area. We will be back for sure and hopefully next time we'll do a class III-IV. Would definitely recommend Independent.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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mjgard2022 wrote a review Aug 10
Erie, Kansas1 contribution
We had an excellent time! But Jay did such a fantastic job guiding us…we need him every time! He was patient, kind and funny.
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