Kelly Neu is here to share her story of guiding on the Colorado River and her fascination with Riverdories. Kelly describes how to put together your own river trip and what the first few days of a Grand Canyon trip look like – plus Kelly has a 2 minutes YouTube video that covers building a full drift boat.
Find out which companies Kelly recommends if you plan on taking a private or commercial trip to the Grand Canyon. Discover how big some of the rapids you can expect on the Colorado River and whether it is safe for your kids under 9 to do a canyon trip.
Click below and listen to the Grand Canyon Podcast with Kelly Neu:
(Read the Full Transcript at the bottom of this Blog Post)
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Grand Canyon Show Notes with Kelly Neu
03:56 – Kelly Neu’s 2012 Lava for Ceiba video
04:17 – Kelly Neu boatbuilding video timelapse
08:02 – Brad Dimock does boatbuilding classes
10:49 – Kelly is on Instagram @zipdories – send her a message if you want to get a boat kit
12:49 – The 10-footer Doryak
13:13 – Kelly explains the flat section on the bottom of the boat purpose for Grand Canyon
16:54 – The Flipline purpose
22:58 – Highsiding explained
25:57 – Kids go down the Grand Canyon – how safe is it for the kids?
30:22 – Kelly recommends Canyon Explorations & Expeditions
31:06 – The company with the most dories is Oars.com
31:30 – Azraft.com has a couple of dories – Brad Dimock used to do trips with them
32:33 – Lees Ferry boat ramp is where you camp the night before
32:58 – Marble Canyon Lodge
37:01 – The first rapid that you might worry about is the House Rock Rapid
41:18 – The biggest rapid for dories
43:19 – Kelly’s favorite times to take a Grand Canyon trip
45:23 – The Grand Canyon Lottery
47:06 – Ceiba.com arranges a private trip and will do everything for you – you just need to show up
You can find Kelly on Instagram @zipdories
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Read the Full Podcast Transcript Below
Grand Canyon Conclusion with Kelly Neu
Kelly Neu shared her story of guiding on the Colorado River and her fascination with river dories. Kelly described how to put together your own river trip and what the first few days of a Grand Canyon trip look like.
We found out the companies that Kelly recommends if you plan on taking a private or commercial trip to the Grand Canyon. And we discover which types of rapids you can expect on the Canyon River.