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Arkansas River Roundup

Behind the Name: Independent Whitewater

We get asked this question all the time: What’s with the name? In short, it’s a nod to our humble beginnings rafting the Ark over 40+ years ago. Our name takes us back to where it all began, so we’ll start our story there. Back in 1979, only a handful of people rafted the Arkansas…

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April 28, 2022

Whitewater Rafting Browns Canyon, It’s Monumental!

Deep in central Colorado, there is a wild river with some of the best river rafting in the US. The Arkansas River and the area between Buena Vista and Salida feature beautiful river access, amazing rock formations, and protected wild habitat. It is the highlight of the Browns Canyon National Monument. In 2015, Browns Canyon…

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February 7, 2022

Why Raft with Independent Whitewater?

The Arkansas River is our world. It’s where we live, play, eat, sleep, and breathe. Recognized as one of the most remarkable rafting destinations in the world, it’s truly an honor for us to have been able to call this place home over the last 40 years. Given its fame and reputation as the most…

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November 18, 2021