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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
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Guide was awesome, on time trip, and very good company. The company is small enough so you are not part of large group

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks so much for the shoutout. We appreciate you choosing to go local for your rafting adventure. Hope you'll come back and see us again! Best, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

My family of 4 (kids age 15 & 12) had a thrilling time rafting with Dakota. The company got the big group excited and laughing as we got outfitted for the afternoon trip. Going down the river with the other rafts from IW was fun...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

We're thrilled you chose us for your first trip, too. It's so great that Dakota could help deliver a wonderful experience for you and your family. We hope you do get a chance to come back and see us -- we'd love to have you!...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

We really enjoyed our trip. We did a 1/2 day trip and it wasn't too rough, but it had enough excitement to keep it fun! Adam did a great job and was knowledgeable about Salida, the Arkansas River and river rafting!

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Love that you had a fairly easy, fun trip with us, Jacqueline. Thanks for shouting out Adam -- we think he's great, too! Hope you have a chance to raft with us again sometime. Looking forward to it! Best, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We were a family of 4 +1, 3 teenagers, 2 first-timers. We did the full day with Cam and it was perfect. Special surprises and lots of adventure despite the late July low water level, and apparently I am going to have to up my...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

We think you deserve all the credit for your excellent decision-making skills, too, Mike. Many thanks for choosing to go local for your rafting adventure. We had a great time with you and your family. Hope to have you back again soon! Sincerely, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We rafted Browns Canyon late June 2018. We first planned to raft just one day, but the kids had so much fun we went back the next day. Two awesome days on the river. Our guides were Bubby and Hallie. Both were fantastic. I had...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Twice in one year and plans to visit next year must mean we're doing something right! Love to hear you and your kids had so much fun with our guides. We're looking forward to seeing you again next summer. Take care! Best, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 1 August 2018

My husband, son, and I went on our first ever whitewater rafting trip with guides Hallie and Charity at Independent Whitewater a couple weeks ago. We did the Brown's Canyon half-day trip and it was a blast! Hallie and Charity were both very pleasant and...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

We're so thrilled to hear you'd love to come back and see us after this trip, Shelley. We love making sure everyone has a ton of fun, and getting your recommendation is just icing on the cake. Thanks for shouting us out. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

The water was low but the guides were awesome we had a good time I would ask for OD as your guide I love doing small business they pay more attention to you.

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

It's our pleasure being able to give that more focused, personal touch to each of our guests, Lisa. Thanks for choosing to go local for your adventure. We hope you'll come back and raft with us again soon. Sincerely, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We booked a Browns Canyon Half Day trip with Independent Whitewater for July 30th - my husband, myself & 3 kids (16, 11 & 10). Joe was our guide and he was AWESOME! The water was pretty low at this point in the season, but...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Love that we could make your first time rafting a great time! Thanks for joining us for your trip through Browns Canyon. It was such a pleasure having you and your family. We appreciate the recommendation and hope you'll come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We did the half day with level 3’s included...perfect for our family outing. The scenery was spectacular and Bubby our guide put it over the top...Great Job!

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks so much for rafting with us! We're thrilled you had a great time. Hope you'll join us for another adventure again soon. Best, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Independent Whitewater is a great local rafting operation. The team is friendly, knowledgable, fun and the cost is reasonable.

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Joachim, thanks so much for shouting us out and choosing to go local for your rafting adventure. We hope you have a chance to come see us again sometime. Until then, take care! Best, Mike, Co-Owner

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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
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