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“donny”(7 reviews)
Paragon Guides is the oldest and most trusted guide service in the Vail Valley and has been a staple since 1978. We specialize in custom guided trips in both the summer and winter. Join us this summer for guided llama camping trips, mountain biking...more
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210 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite B107, Vail, CO 81632
+1 970-926-5299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 13 y/o son and myself did a day skin trip with guide Jerry Oliver on Vail Pass. Great guide and day, with great snow! We’ve also been out before with Donny, who was great and very experienced. They work hard to find good snow...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TCoop77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hired a guide through Paragon for two days of ski touring in the backcountry (Vail Pass and Bald Mountain) in early February. My guide, Julia, was professional, prompt, well versed in backcountry touring and navigation, and super enthusiastic. Our first day on Vail Pass...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NHskierMT
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had an amazing time on our hike with the llamas. Joe was an incredible guide. Throughout the entire hike, he shared information about nature. I feel I gained a great amount of knowledge on the tour. While we greatly enjoyed the llamas Snuggles and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren D
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Absolutely the most fun, perfect day ever! Joe was our guide and he was fun, knowledgeable and a gracious host. My sister and I had a great time and we loved having Dude and Gus with us too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jo Anna A
Paragon G, Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Joe, Gus, and Dude had a great day with you as well! We hope to see you in the backcountry again someday.

Reviewed July 19, 2018

We went on a hike with llamas with Paul -- he was the epitome of graciousness and kindness. We took our 16 year old on the lunch with llamas hike. Paul picked us up from hotel promptly and made the entire experience just wonderful. He...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Don was our wonderful guide along with three friendly llamas: Sneffles, Lemon, and Bailey. Don and “the boys” picked us up from our resort and took us to the start of our hike by Maloit Park. The weather was perfect for our June 2018 family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Take a Llama to Lunch trip with a family group of 6 ranging in age from 6 to 69. Everybody loved the hike and this was several of our group’s favorite thing during our trip! Our guides, Joe Schmitt and Karen were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This was what we were all looking forward to most on our trip and it surpassed our expectations. The kids (3, 5 , 6, and 10 years old) were so entranced by the llamas that they were able to hike much further than we expected....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lsmitherman
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ve hiked with this excellent group of guides at least 5 times. Always one of the highlights during my trip to vail. Excellent service, terrain and accessibility. Beautiful views, thx Tanya !!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Paragon G, General Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Always great to have you back on the trail!

Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Following the recommendation of a fellow Aussie, a friend and I booked into the 5 day Haute Route back country ski trip with Paragon Guides. We also rented AT and other gear from them. We had a fantastic experience! We were coached in the use...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Madshus
Paragon G, Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Great to have you on the trail for our Colorado Haute Route Hut trip! Fun to have the 'land down under' so well represented in this group. Hope to see you in the backcountry again!

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