Independent Whitewater is Salida’s local rafting connection on the Arkansas River. When our core values are paired with a hand-crafted river trip, you get the perfect experience designed just for you! With over 100 miles of river, the Arkansas provides opportunities for adventure seekers of all kinds. Are your friends and family raving about their summer adventure spent in the mountains Arkansas River rafting? Don’t forget to visit many other vacation towns and destinations, including Buena Vista , Leadville, Breckenridge , Keystone , Aspen, Vail, Canon City , Colorado Springs , Denver , and Gunnison. Combine the best of both worlds with this full-of-juice Buena Vista whitewater rafting trip.