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Family & Friends Rafting Trip

We were in Salida for my son's wedding and had a group of 31 (family and friends) for rafting. It... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Donnann2016
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Libertyville, Illinois
Great trip

Always great with Independent. Great guides as Pablo was awesome on the Numbers today. Highly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Salida for my son's wedding and had a group of 31 (family and friends) for rafting. It was a blast! They picked us up on time, gave us wet suits if we wanted, booties and life vests along with a safety briefing....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always great with Independent. Great guides as Pablo was awesome on the Numbers today. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 6 days ago

grand daughters had a very good time for their first rafting trip. Hallie the guide was absolutely great. The water conditions were not the best, but she made the best of it. everyone on board had a good time. would recommend them and Hallie again

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first rafting trip. I picked Independent due to their location, but also because they have a longer 1/2 day Brown’s Canyon trip. The guides were friendly and helpful, the the scenery was fantastic.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the most fun whitewater experience we have had. The guide was great and the bonus 2 rapids at the end that you get with them were the best. highly recommend this company for a great time.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our whole family rafting with IW, and it was amazing. They outfitted us perfectly for the trip, gave us great instruction beforehand, and entertained us on the way to the drop-off. Our guide, John Cowan, was excellent, really patient with the kids, and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The half day Brown's Canyon rafting trip was so incredibly fun! John, our guide, was both hilarious and very knowledgable about the canyon. I sat in the front, splash zone, of the raft and I'm so glad I did. The water was the perfect temp...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned about two things: losing a kid and being bored; and neither happened! Despite the low water levels, our rafting trip was funfunfun as we twisted and turned through rapids made trickier by the low water/high rocks. We had an agile little boat...More

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love that your adventure was the perfect blend of safety and excitement for you and your kids. We know there are other rafting companies out there you could've chosen, and we really appreciate you going with us. We look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris was an amazing guide for our family float trip. Perfect way to enjoy the river! Glad we selected this company.

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad you went with us, too! Thanks for shouting out Chris -- he'll be pleased to hear you and your family had a great time with him. Hope you'll come see us again for your next rafting trip! Best, Mike, Co-Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience, great scenery, engaging and experienced guides, great equipment and logistics.

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Mike W, Owner at Independent Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love to hear you had such an awesome experience, Gretchen! Thank you for joining us. Hope to have you back again soon. Many thanks, 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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