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Karen Peck

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Karen Peck

Karen Peck, Company Manager Karen has served as the ‘voice in the office’ and hub of Paragon’s trip logistics since 1990.  She and her husband moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 1988 and worked at a high alpine guest ranch for a couple years before joining Paragon.  A couple decades and 2 kids later, she […]

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Donny Shefchik

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Donny Shefchik

Donny Shefchik There is often one in the ranks who becomes timeless, who has been around forever, who remembers that hidden campsite from a solo trip 10 years previous. Paragon’s Field Director and Senior Guide, Donny Shefchik, may be that one. Time and miles can make someone aware of their surroundings, but passion separates the […]

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Take a Llama to Lunch

Filed in Summer Day Tours, Summer Featured by on September 10, 2015
Take a Llama to Lunch

Get to know the curious nature of llamas on our “Take a Llama to Lunch” hikes. The ‘boys’ are wildly popular with children due to their gentle nature. The easy pace and length make llama hikes excellent outings for families, friends, and groups. Llamas make excellent trail companions as pack animals and can carry as […]

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Hiking

Filed in Summer Day Tours, Summer Featured by on September 10, 2015
Hiking

  Vail Hiking Explore a variety of trails surrounding Vail on a classic full or half-­day hike. Immerse yourself in the beauty and quiet of the Holy Cross or Eagle’s Nest Wilderness areas. Explore aspen forests painted with wildflowers. Hike to a pristine alpine lake. Gain a ridge or stroll beside a wooded stream. Learn […]

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Summer Hut Trips

Filed in Multi-Day Trips, Summer Featured by on September 10, 2015
Summer Hut Trips

After years of trekking through the hut system, our guides have learned all the routes, shortcuts, and best lunch spots available in and around each hut. We can help plan your hut adventure based on your interests and fitness. Our hardworking llamas will carry the group gear and food taking the heavy load off your […]

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Mountaineering

Filed in Multi-Day Trips, Summer Adventures, Summer Day Tours by on September 10, 2015
Mountaineering

Paragon Mountaineering Local Peak Ascents Full day hikes in the Vail area offer a number of peaks that provide great scenery, High Alpine terrain, and the challenge of reaching these 12,000′-13,000′ summits. The level of difficulty for most ranges from Class 1, Grade 1 to Class 2, Grade 2 Price Ranges from $425 – $210 depending on route […]

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Vail Interconnect

Filed in Multi-Day Trips, Summer Adventures by on September 10, 2015
Vail Interconnect

Vail to Aspen Interconnect   Soak up autumn’s glow on this five-day llama trek that explores the wilderness surrounding two of the state’s most-loved mountain destinations. Your trekking route links three 10th Mountain Division huts and the historic Diamond J Guest Ranch between trailheads near Vail and Aspen. By day hike with a small pack […]

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Drop Camp

Filed in Summer Outfitting Services by on September 10, 2015
Drop Camp

Drop Camps When you don’t have the time or energy to haul your gear into the backcountry and set up camp, the Paragon Guides “Drop Camp” program may be just for you. Hunting Camps, Wilderness Base Camps, Fishing Camps, Game Transport Hire Paragon Guides to deliver your gear to a pre-­determined campsite or hut. We […]

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Summer Shuttle Services

Filed in Summer Outfitting Services by on September 10, 2015
Summer Shuttle Services

Shuttle Services Simplify your winter or summer adventure by outsourcing your transportation logistics. We shuttle cars, people, bikes, packs, and luggage throughout the Vail valley, to and from trailheads, between mountain resorts, and beyond. Price depends on distance traveled. Vehicles & People Have your car waiting for you at the end of your adventure Perfect […]

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Trip Consulting

Filed in Summer Outfitting Services by on September 10, 2015
Trip Consulting

Outdoor Adventures Trip Consulting There are several advantages to outsourcing the trip planning for your next backcountry adventure in central Colorado. From season to season the landscape changes: fires and tree fall shut down trails, roads can be closed for special projects, and a deep snowpack may take weeks to melt out. Planning your own […]

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