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Independent Whitewater

Independent Whitewater is the local whitewater connection on the Arkansas River. We are a small, family run business located right on the river just outside of Historic Salida, Colorado where we offer rafting trips to groups of all abilities. We run all of the river but our favorite trips run through Browns Canyon and you can’t beat our scenic floats for families with kids as young as 3.  Our private riverside properties make it possible to launch and end trips away from the other rafting crowds as well as being able to run extra rapids in the Browns Canyon National Monument that you won’t get with the other companies.  You can start and end your day at our riverside bar and grill where we serve river style foods and drinks from  11 to 7 daily and later on the weekends.  Order your lunch in advance when you make your reservation.

It’s our guides, small trip sizes, equipment,  location, and on sight dining amenities that set us apart from all of the other outfitters.  Check out our excellent trip advisor reviews and then experience it for yourself.

Where to Find Us

10830 County Road 165
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-7737
Toll-Free: 800-428-1479

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