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Independent White Water

Chaffee county, Colorado whitewater outfitter

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The wonderful Chaffee County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Independent White Water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state
    you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Canon City. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beauty of the Sawatch Range is a great plus for this river. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of  
paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Independent White Water you come across the Round Hill Trail which is a perfect hiking trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Salida here. Yeah, come up here to the Sawatch Range for a wonderful time. The Browns Creek Trail is a good hiking trail in close proximity to Independent White Water, and if you yearn for a little side tour, try Droney Gulch. This river is so perfect. Around Independent White Water you donít get a lot of precipitation. August is when you get the most rain here, and January meanwhile is the driest month.

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These outdoors activities are available near Independent White Water.
 Whitewater Near Independent White Water:
Arkansas River, Chaffe County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 18.7 miles long (Highway Stone Bridge to Rincon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Eddyline Anglers, Chaffee County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Riverboat Works, Chaffee County, 7 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Anglers Junction Fishing, Chaffee County, 7 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Four Corners Expeditions, Chaffee County, 10 miles away
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Arkansas River, Chaffee County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 13 miles long (Fork Fisherman's Bridge access to Stone Bridge access)
Whitewater Outfitter - Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting, Chaffee County, 10 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - River Runners, Chaffee County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Acquired Tastes Rafting, Chaffee County, 13 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Company, Chaffee County, 13 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Independent White Water:
Monarch, Colorado , 18 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 45 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 49 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 50 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 56 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 58 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 59 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Vail, Colorado , 61 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 61 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 61 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
 Hotels Near Independent White Water:
Baymont Inn & Suites Salida, Salida , 5 miles away
Super 8 Salida, Salida , 5 miles away
Great Western Colorado Lodge, Salida , 6 miles away
Gateway Inn And Suites, Salida , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Salida, Salida , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Independent White Water:
Monarch Spur RV Park, Poncha Springs, 3 miles away
Little River Ranch Motel, Salida, 5 miles away
Arkansas Headwaters State Recreation Area - Hecla Junction, Salida, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Independent White Water:
Browns Creek Trail, Chaffee , 9 miles away
Round Hill Trail, Saguache , 9 miles away
Simmons Peak Trail, Saguache , 10 miles away
Fooses Creek Trail, Chaffee , 14 miles away
Hunts Lake Trail, Fremont , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Independent White Water:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 37 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 37 miles away
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado , 18 miles away
Spinney State Park, Colorado , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Independent White Water:
Friend Ranch, Poncha Springs , 5 miles away
Salida Golf Club, Salida , 5 miles away
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, Buena Vista , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Independent White Water
North Fork Reservoir, Chaffee , 17 miles away

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