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The snow pack is looking awesome this season and it looks like, once again, we'll have great flows all summer long.

Independent Whitewater is Salida's local rafting connection on the Arkansas River .  Whether it's scenic family floats, advanced whitewater, or the longest half-day trip through Browns Canyon National Monument, we have a trip to fit your needs. Family-owned Independent Whitewater has been in business in Salida for 35 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.

Also, now you can enjoy lunch or dinner at the Drift In riverside bar and grill before or after your trip.  You can order a delicious all you can eat fajita lunch when you book your trip or you can order off the menu when you get there.

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 get two extra rapids that other rafting companies don't run on their half day trips. That's why we say More Miles, More Smiles!

Which rafting trip on the Arkansas River is the best for you? Shop our trips!


For more great whitewater rafting adventures in Durango, Colorado check out our sister company:

Mountain Waters


For springtime whitewater rafting in Arizona, check out:

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