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Philip Peralta-Ramos

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Philip Peralta-Ramos

Philip Peralta-Ramos Philip has been a year round guide for Paragon since 1989. He immigrated to Colorado from New York City where he received a degree in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His passions for learning and the outdoors soon led him to the Colorado Outward Bound School, where he worked […]

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Will Elliott

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Will Elliott

Will Elliott Will Elliott grew up in the Paragon family, and has spent countless nights in the mountains. After graduating from the Denver University in 2005, Will moved back to the Vail Valley and resumed guiding ski mountaineering trips in the winter and rock climbing, camping, trekking, and mountain biking expeditions in the summer for […]

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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!

  Taking a llama out to lunch Get to know the curious nature of llamas on our “Take a Llama to Lunch” hike. Our ‘boys’ are wildly popular with children and the pace and length of the hike makes it a great outing for families, friends and groups. Half­day: 10 a.m.­ 2 p.m. (A custom […]

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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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