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Paragon Guides

#9 of 26 Tours in Vail
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Vail, CO, USA
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About Paragon Guides
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, backpacking, rock climbing, day hikes, peak climbs, fishing, hut trips, and lunch with a llama tours! In the winter we specialize in custom hut trips within the 10th Mountain Hut System. All hut trips include planned and prepared meals, gear support, transportation to the huts, and of course plenty of backcountry skiing or snowshoeing. We offer plenty of day tours in the winter as well. Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are among the favorites of our clients. Our guides are highly trained and will delivery your perfect wilderness experience. Check out our website or give us a call to plan your next adventure!
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Cameron M wrote a review Oct 6
32 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great day! Our guide, Jim, tailored the trip to our desires. It was Jim, my wife and I, and two well behaved llamas, Handles and Roberto. Jim met us at The Christie Lodge and escorted us to the trailhead. Lunch was great; next to a mountain stream. Y’all have got to do this!!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jessica F wrote a review Sep 2020
Centennial, Colorado4 contributions
This was SO much fun. Our guide, Joe Schmitt, was kind, knowledgeable and downright wonderful. The llamas were so sweet and the view was amazing. I can’t recommend this enough!!! My daughter wanted this for her birthday experience/gift and she smiled the ENTIRE time. Worth every penny!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Melissa H wrote a review Sep 2020
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My husband and I got married in Vail and spent the week out there honeymooning. We were so excited to do a hike with llamas. We had a private tour with our guide Rachel, who was great. She briefed us on the llamas and my husband and I each got one llama to lead on our hike. The views were breathtaking and the llamas were so cute and sweet. When we got to a good spot towards the top of the mountain, Rachel set up our picnic lunch for us along with lawn chairs, that the llamas had carried for us on our hike. She gave us our space so my new husband and I could have a romantic lunch together while enjoying the views. Then we hiked back down and explored a tee pee tent they had and fed the llamas, then said goodbye to them. The hike was great and not crazy difficult- it was very enjoyable. Thank you Rachel and Paragon Guides for a great day!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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holidaystuff321 wrote a review Aug 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions2 helpful votes
Guide, Joe Biebel, was really good. Learned to set anchors and have had my kids climbing on them since so seems to work!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lizzie G wrote a review Aug 2020
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We contacted Paragon about 2 weeks prior to a trip to Vail, requesting two separate hikes (one half and one full day) and they were thankfully able to accommodate us during a very busy time for them. Our guide for both hikes was Joe B., who was extremely knowledgeable and tons of fun. We appreciated that Joe gave us options for our hikes, based on our interests and skill level...he also carried some great snacks and tasty lunch (for the full day hike). We were able to summit Uneva Peak and on our second hike, make it to Pitkin Lake, both of which were gorgeous, but different. Joe made us feel completely safe but also challenged us. We had a wonderful time both days - certainly the highlight[s] of 9 days out in Colorado - would definitely use Paragon again [and again]. Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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