Do you want to guide for the company you train with, or just go through a quality training class for your own benefit?
The only companies out of Salida are Canyon Marine, Kokopelli and Independent Whitewater. They are good companies, but don't have a reputation for the best training. My suggestions would be River Runners, Performance Tours, Buffalo Joe's and Dvorak's. Being out of Salida you could certainly go with a Gorge company too, and if you chose to do that I would recommend Clear Creek Rafting, Raft Masters or River Runners.
Wilderness Aware also has a high quality training program, but I wouldn't recommend guiding for them (stricter rules for their guides).
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