Yes, we’re a little weird…..

September 27th, 2016

img_4337….but most of our guides are a bunch of tree-hugging, nature lovers with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the Sonoran desert plants, animals and environment.  We can offer you a personal, guided hiking or biking experience that you are guaranteed to enjoy!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

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Road Biking?

September 26th, 2016

imageYes, we do that too!  If you would like to do a road bike tour or rent a bike to explore on your own, we have what you need!  Call now to reserve a bike for El Tour.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

http://www.swtrekking.com
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September 25th, 2016

Yes there’s a trail there. Even though some of the trails in southern Arizona don’t get regular use that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be travled! Our guides are constantly scouting new trails so we have excellent knowledge of even the less utilized trails.

 

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Top 3 reasons to hire a guide

September 24th, 2016

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1 – A guide will point out things you would never have noticed.  Our guides will make the desert come alive by giving you insight to its historical, cultural, or natural value and context.

2 – A guide can economize your time.  Our guides know the insider tricks and tips to save money and hassle to get the most out of your adventure experience.  Bottom line – you will get to see and do more.

3 – A guide will tailor a tour to your needs and interests.  Whether you want to know history, ecology, geology, or just how to ride a bike, our guides at Southwest Trekking will adjust to your preferences and abilities to ensure an experience with flow.

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www.swtrekking.com

Outdoor Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

September 23rd, 2016

Southern Arizona is full of mining history, dating back to the late 1800’s this cabin was believed to have been occupied by Buffalo Bill. If you know where to look and are willing to make the trek you can find what is left of these camps. With the weather changing the time is now to get out on an adventure. Let us take you!

 

www.swtrekking.com

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(520) 296-9661

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The Great Outdoors is closer than you think

September 22nd, 2016

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The access to recreation in Tucson is inconceivably prevalent.  All you need is the right mentality and you could find yourself basking in a cool river in the foothills of the Catalina mountains.  If you’re new to the area, let Southwest Trekking take you to your paradise!

 

www.swtrekking.com

Outdoor Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Rockfall happens!

September 21st, 2016

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On one of our daily morning hikes from the JW Marriot at Starr Pass we encounter a cholla cactus outfielder that caught one of the many accounts of rockfall in the Sonoran Desert.  The hike leaves at 6:30 am and the rockfall very well could have happened just that morning because geologic time is now!  Be aware of the many ways you could get hurt in the desert whether hiking or riding and always be prepared.  Or take one of us here at Southwest Trekking with you and we’ll not only rent you a bike, gloves, helmet, and a backpack, but we’ll gladly jump in front of any rockfall, assuring you an incredible adventure in the Tucson desert.

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(520) 296-9661

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Ask about our moonlight hikes and mountain bike rides!

September 19th, 2016

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Fantasy Island Trail System

September 18th, 2016

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On this gorgeous plot of State Trust land sits one of Tucson’s most beloved mountain bike trail systems.  Located just west of Tucson’s Airplane Graveyard on Irvington Rd, the area covers less than 3 square miles but boasts a full 18 miles of one-way single track.  Great for beginner and intermediate riders, Fantasy Island tells a story as your ride through the low lying desert.  It is a cultural hotspot full of wacky artifacts,  man made bike art, and well built trail that starts with the ringing of a bell and takes you through fun sections like a washy half pipe, an over and under trail junction, a bike windmill, and finishes with the “life is good” farewell sign featured above.  Join us at Southwest Trekking for a totally unique adventure catered to you through fun loving professional guides and take on Fantasy Island.

 

www.swtrekking.com

(520) 296-9661

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Sabino Canyon

September 17th, 2016

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The Santa Catalina Mountain range began its formation over 12 million years ago.  Around 7 million years later in 1905, the forest service was created and began overseeing Sabino canyon during the great depression, and since 1978 access to cars has been restricted to allow visitors to experience the solitude of this canyon by foot, bicycle, or tram.  If you have yet to fall in love with the Tucson desert habitats, consider a trip up Sabino canyon your honeymoon and join Southwest Trekking on a riparian journey through the heart of the mountain.

 

www.swtrekking.com

(520) 296-9661

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