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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...more
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210 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite B107, Vail, CO 81632
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Reviewed 2 October 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 13 September 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 14 September 2018

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

Reviewed 19 July 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
Thank leana20
Reviewed 27 June 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 16 June 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
1  Thank Jwdpepper
Reviewed 15 June 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 27 February 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
Thank Cillaba
Paragon G, General Manager at Paragon Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Always great to have you back on the trail!

Reviewed 12 February 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 13 February 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!

Reviewed 12 February 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

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

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

Reviewed 15 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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