Testimonials

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Paragon Guides Good Reviews

Paragon Guides Testimonials – one of Colorado’s premier guide services…

“We invite you to make your own adventure, discover the mountains, and experience the gift that the mountains reserve for those who put forth the effort.”


“Backcountry Skiing”

outdoorgroupadventure01“The skiing was terrific, your skills and companionship were the best and each trip was perfect for us.”
–  New Jersey

“Guides were excellent in terms of experience, ability to teach, assessment of our capabilities, knowledge of the area, naturalist knowledge, commitment to making the trip enjoyable for them and for us and basic philosophy of the outdoors. ”

– Pennsylvania

“We are home and reflecting on what a wonderful trip that we had with Paragon Guides.  I want to speak for the entire group when I say that Donnie, Pam, and Meredith were the best guides that we have ever had in our 25 years.  Their professionalism, attention to details, attention to our needs….all outstanding, not to mention the great meals that were prepared.  The spirit of adventure is alive and well, thanks to Paragon.”

–  California

“…I wanted to thank you for such a great experience on our recent time and trip together. Your expertise and wonderful sense of humor made for one of the best adventures I have had. My trip was thoroughly educational and enjoyable in all respects and I fully intend to do it again next year. Its success was entirely due to the expertise and absolutely wonderful companionship of Don Shefchik and Mike Holmes. They are the ultimate. I think one would have quite happily gone down on the titanic, if they had been guiding! Actually, if they had been guiding, I quite sure the titanic would never have hit the damn iceberg in the first place! Anyway, Don and Mike are the absolute best, in all my various treks around the world over the years, and you are extremely fortunate to have them in the firm. It was a real privilege to be with them. ”

–  New York

“What a happy man! G—was just saying ‘I think that was the best time I’ve ever had skiing!’ Wow! You all were wonderful.”

–  Texas

“The llamas were more wonderful than we expected!” —

– Isreal

“Our Guide was excellent. I appreciated his helpful instruction and he paced the trip for the right balance of challenge and downtime.”

–  Illinois

“I am going to quit skiing now because I can’t imagine any trip that could come close to this. Conditions and company were great!”

–  Maryland

“Both guides were understanding, very patient and helpful in accommodating each person’s skills. Nice to have the guide’s knowledge of the flora and fauna plus philosophy. Excellent overall skills and an accommodating personality. I would highly recommend your trips.”

– Vail to Aspen interconnect ski trip

“Excellent!! Loved the huts! The guides could not be better!! Perfect guides! I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time I had on your trip. Everything was perfect!”

– Enthusiastic from St. Louis

“I had a great time last Sunday. Donny made a terrific choice for the peak to ascent. We had a blast.”

– Canada

“I always have a good day with Donny, the question now is what will we do next?”

– Maryland

“Yes, I had a really nice experience with Mike and Don in Colorado.”

–  Japan


Many trip participants return to us year after year.  They have become extended family and bring their friends and loved ones on each next adventure. We would love to show you our favorite places in the Colorado High Country.