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Paragon Guides

210 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite B107, Vail, CO 81632
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We loved Lenny, Bailey, & Dude!!

Went on a Take a Llama to Lunch trip with a family group of 6 ranging in age from 6 to 69... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jwdpepper
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Tampa, Florida
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Llama hike

This was what we were all looking forward to most on our trip and it surpassed our expectations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lsmitherman
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Keller, Texas
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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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“hut to hut” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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210 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite B107, Vail, CO 81632
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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 !!!!

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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!

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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

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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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Reviewed February 12, 2018

I took the 10th Mountain Hut Trip led by Paragon Guides. The best guided trip I have ever been on. What made it great was the passion and energy of the two guides - Nick and Jimbo. They clearly love to ski, and that was...More

Thank Nicholas C
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Paragon G, Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Great to have you on our Colorado Haute Route Hut trip! Hope to see in the backcountry again!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get the super patient, experienced and wonderful guide Jim Gabriel a couple of days ago for our half day hike through White River National Forest. He accommodated our pace the whole way, guided us on safe ways to ascend and...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This will be a memory our kids with never forget! The llamas are so cute and such interesting animals. Donny was an excellent guide and lunch was perfect! We had beautiful fall weather and the aspens were changing. It was just a magical and an...More

Thank sedonabelle
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Paragon G, Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your day out with our 'boys'! We also love seeing folks fall in love with not only the llamas but the backcountry. Hope to see you back in future seasons!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Joe was a great guide and the llamas made the whole experience a trip we'll never forget! The views were incrediable. Loved descending through the Aspen Grove.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Awesome adventure for our grandchildren and us too. What a great memory forever. Animals were tame. Hike went to the speed of grandma and grandpa. Fun fun fun for everyone. Kids were 9 and 11. Won't tell grandpa's age.

Thank FLLsunshine
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Paragon G, Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Glad to be apart of your family outting!

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

My wife and I had three separate Paragon guided trip. Each guide was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area and the natural environment. The guides were very attentive and engaging. We've used many guide services over the years and Paragon is...More

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