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Independent Whitewater

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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...more
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10830 County Road 165, Salida, CO 81201-8504
+1 719-539-7737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience, our guide was very friendly and made the trip fun! The water level was a little low but we Still had a very fun ride. I would high recommend this company👍

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We are a family of 4 that was looking for a fun but not overly challenging raft trip. Our kids (ages 8 and 13) had no rafting experience at all, so we didn’t want to intimidate them on their first excursion. But we also still...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

My son and I had a fantastic trip with our guide, Bible and the rest of the crew at Independent Whitewater. Everything was fantastic and we would certainly do it again!

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

The stand-up comedy routine in the van was a pretty good ice-breaker, and while the raft-switching routine by the guides early on in the trip was a little off-putting, the good-natured fun between the guides for our group (three rafts) was contagious and everyone had...More

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Thank eahoyt
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We always love Independent Whitewater. Been coming here for what, 20 years now? Wow! Guides are always a blast, even when the water is low. The owner is great (Mike), and the grill (newer) has some awesome eats and brews. Highly recommend this for your...More

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Thank tahursh
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Everything was great!!! Our Guide "BUBBA" was very assuring and knowledgable about rafting and Colorado in general.Thank you soooo much. This was my 4th time with IW.

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Thank banders99
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had an incredible time on the river with these guys! The only thing I wish could have been different was that Cam was a little more talkative or knowing about the area. He did share some stories/ information, but it felt like the other...More

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Thank breedloveemily
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We were not disappointed with our guide. He did a great job throughout the experience. I was disappointed in that when I called to make a reservation I told the lady that we were an older group looking for at least level 3 thrills. The...More

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Thank David S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Everyone we worked with was professional and clearly interested in making this a great experience for our group. Our guide Swani kept us safe and was a wealth of information throughout the trip. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Thank stein027
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We went on a scenic and fun rafting trip as a family: Independent provided high quality equipment, good safety, and a very nice location by the river. We went with awesome (highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun) river guide Joe and would definitely go with IW...More

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30 January 2018|
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Response from Taylor N | Reviewed this property |
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1 July 2015|
Response from Guruofgroceries | Reviewed this property |
My understanding from reading news reports,they are rafting what would normally be less challenging stretches.Best bet,call the guides at Independent Whitewater! Attire: swimsuit or shirt and shorts.not cotton.Unless it's... More