12 miles of awesome whitewater, private river access and two bonus rapids! We take you all the way through the Browns Canyon National Monument, smashing rapids like Zoom Flume, Big Drop, Widowmaker and our two…
Get Ready for a Truly Unforgettable Ride
Welcome aboard to your next rafting adventure! Independent Whitewater is a family-owned and local company ideally located on the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. We’ve been hosting adventures on the Arkansas River – the most popular river rafting in the country – for over 40 years thanks to our tight-knit team of experienced and friendly guides. With our exclusive use of private river access, we’re proud to offer the longest trips for the best possible price. Together, our mission is simple: to offer more smiles and more miles!
- “We’ve got: Bonus Rapids! Private River Access! A Riverside resort with Tiki Bar and Grill! Glamping and Camping! And are open for Weddings, Events, and Private Parties!
- Call us for Private Shuttles, Gear, and Equipment Rentals throughout the year.
- Enjoy a 10% discount for 12 or more people and 15% for 23 or more when you make your reservation before the end of July for any trip this season. Must call to book and redeem.
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Looking for More Things To Do in Colorado?
We got you covered on all things adventure-related. On top of hosting a wide range of rafting adventures in Salida, Colorado, you can add on zipline and horseback riding experiences as part of your trip. Located in the “Heart of the Rockies”, you’ll find that recreation, arts, and cultural activities are endless in Salida. Other nearby destinations like the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Browns Canyon National Monument allow for an endless list of fun things to do in our region. Find more trip ideas and activities below.