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Paragon Guides

#9 of 29 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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JillV288 wrote a review Jun 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana61 contributions27 helpful votes
We had a llama hike today with Rachel and Annie and 5 of their "boys" and 13 of us. It was the PERFECT intergenerational trip. We celebrated a 50th anniversary, so we had people 70-4. Everyone gave this a 10/10. Paragon was easy to communicate with. We met them at a nearby park and followed them a few minutes to a trailhead. We hiked for about 4 hours and stopped 3/4 of the way in for lunch. Excellent sandwich, cheese, cracker, sparkling water spread. All 13 of us would recommend this tour for all of our friends and family.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Kimberly McWhor... B wrote a review Jun 2022
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I honestly cannot put into words how amazing our day with Joe and the llamas (Franklin and Roberto) was. Joe couldn’t have been a better guide. He took us on the perfect trail and told us all about the area, history, and of course llamas. Lunch was amazing! We are taking back memories that will last a lifetime and for that we are so grateful!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Justin wrote a review Feb 2022
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Excellent guide for backcountry skiing. We have been hunting for the freshest tracks for years on resorts and decided to try the backcountry. Henry H. guided us up to the best views and deep fluffy stuff. He knew the area really well and also catered to our fitness level and equipment (I was a bit slower with the split board). Henry's knowledge and tips were very helpful. He also shared some cool details and stories about the area. Our first time in the backcountry was perfect, thanks Henry. We will be back!! If you need gear, paragon also recommends a great outfitter with really friendly staff (Alpine Quest).
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Date of experience: February 2022
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DB905 wrote a review Oct 2021
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My wife & I had Joe B. for a full-day, guided hike on the Gore Creek Trail in the White River National Forest and he was a terrific guide. First, he accommodated a last-minute change in schedule due to a conflict that arose upon our arrival in Vail. It was a great time of year to hike, as the Aspens were still showing their Fall color and the weather was great. On the trail, Joe kept up a good pace, but was always mindful of our speed and what we were looking to do and see. He was very knowledgeable about the area and was able to describe all of the sites and provide insights into the local Native American lore. Lastly, Avon Bakery, used by Paragon to provide the trail lunch, has a wide range of sandwiches & salads available; we chose the veggie wraps, which were of high-quality & excellent. In addition, Joe had a good selection of snacks for the trail. I very highly recommend Paragon Guides and Joe B.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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blmcgee1978 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Joe was an excellent and patient guide. We had a 4 and 5 1/2 year old. He was great with them. The llamas were great for the kids. They are still talking about them. This is a trip you should absolutely do. Joe will teach you about the llamas and the area you are hiking. Highly recommend. I do not like some of the TripAdvisor questions below because the answer could be misleading. This is exciting and unusual…not risky though at all.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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