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Independent Whitewater has been guiding people down the river for over 30 years. As a small, guide owned and operated company, we have the knowledge and experience to help you pick the right trip for you. Our experienced guides love the river, love their jobs, and strive to provide the safest, most enjoyable and personalized raft trips for our guests.
Which trip on the Arkansas River is the best for you?
Bonus Brown's Canyon 1/2 day: Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate Families, Nervous Nellies and Experienced rafters will all enjoy the exhilerating class III rapids and amazing scenery in this remote granite canyon. Regardless of river levels, this gem always delivers on a promise of fun and excitement. Other companies have to leave out two of the best rapids in the canyon because they don't have access to our private take-out. This makes our trip superior to all of the other Brown's Canyon trips. More Miles More Smiles!
Family Floats starting at $30: Difficulty Level:Beginner
Not sure you want that much excitement but still want a fun and scenic raft ride? These trips are geared to families with young kids and individuals who want a milder introduction to whitewater. Smaller waves, splashes and gorgeous mountain vistas are what you will get on these trips.
Royal Gorge Full Day: Difficulty Level: Advanced
Although we don't require previous rafting experience, we do recommend that participants are in good physical condition and are ready for big rapids and some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
If you're looking for the most exciting trip on the river this Summer you won't be disappointed in the Brown's Canyon "Ducky" trip. Guide your own craft through tight and technical class III rapids with the assistance of a guide along on the trip. Unforgettable and exhilerating. We also offer beginner and intermediate trips on other sections.
Bonus 1/2 Day Numbers: Difficulty Level: Advanced Continuous class III and IV whitewater with very few breaks is what you get on this demanding section of river. Whether it is high water with raging hydraulics or low water with continuous technical maneuvering this part of the river is a paddler's paradise. We call it the "Bonus Trip" because we include the "Miracle Mile" which is after the other companies end their trip
High Adventure Brown’s Canyon/ Royal Gorge Two Day: Difficulty Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Combine two of the best sections on the Arkansas River for an unforgettable 2 day experience. You can camp or stay in town, just call us to discuss your options.
When you decide to come rafting with us, keep in mind that the majority of our trips end on our exclusive riverside properties away from the other rafting crowds. That is why you can compare the price, trip length and the number of rapids,and find that we have the other companies beat in all categories! Not only that, but you can camp by the river just minutes away from our office before or after your rafting trip.
Raft with Independent Whitewater to get the most for your rafting dollar!