This scenic trip is great for families! You begin at Fisherman’s Bridge and travel all the way through the beautiful Browns Canyon National Monument, through the rapids Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and Widowmaker!
- We are able to officially begin our season on June 1 for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River. For the safety of all of our guests and staff we will still be following ALL required social distancing measures while conducting trips.
- We are open NOW for Private Shuttles, Ducky, Raft and gear rentals.
- The DRIFT IN Boaters Bar and Grill is now open on weekends until Memorial Day when we will be open daily from 11 to 7. 600 ft. of riverfront awaits you for scenic and socially responsible dining.
- Give us a call if you have any questions or want to sign up for a trip.
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Independent Whitewater is Salida’s local rafting connection on the Arkansas River. Whether it’s scenic family floats, advanced whitewater rafting, or a 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. More miles, more smiles!