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Thanks for the great season everyone and thanks especially to all of the locals who recommend us as the local source for fun on the river.  While the rafting season is done, you can still call us for shuttles and rentals and if you want to take advantage of the early discounts for next season, give us a call.  See you next season everybody.

Independent Whitewater, Salida's local river connection, offers trips for all skill levels. Whether it's scenic Salida 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.

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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