Fun for all ages!

April 24th, 2017

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We took out a couple of 13 year old cousins on the AZ Trail this weekend.  They had a blast and can’t wait to do it again!

We offer professional outdoor guide services for all age and skill levels.  Give us a call!

Southwest Trekking

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Get outside!

April 6th, 2017

IMG_0772We can help!  If you need advice on where to go and how to get there, call Southwest Trekking.  We have been guiding in Tucson for over 25 years and we’ll customize your adventure for you.

Southwest Trekking

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520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com


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Saguaro you today??

April 4th, 2017

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This is a great time of year to get out for a mountain bike ride or hike in the Tucson Sonoran Desert area!  We can help make your adventure an enjoyable one.  We have expert guides to suggest an area suited to your expectations.  We provide bike rentals, transportation and equipment.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

http://www.swtrekking.com

Springtime in Tucson!

March 28th, 2017

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This is a great time of year to get out for a mountain bike ride or hike in the Tucson Sonoran Desert area!  We can help make your adventure an enjoyable one.  We have expert guides to suggest an area suited to your expectations.  We provide bike rentals, transportation and equipment.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

http://www.swtrekking.com

 

Guiding an Inspiration!

March 25th, 2017

 

What an amazing day this past Thursday for a guided mountain bike ride. The heat finally broke that day, and I had the pleasure of taking Larry out for a tour of our Tucson Mountain Park (TMP). Larry mountain bikes back in his home state of Michigan, so we were able to get the entire Starr Pass Loop in. He handled our rocks and dodged our cacti like a pro! Then after witnessing him tackle some of our hardest technical spots, he informed me that he is blind in his right eye due to a snowboarding accident. WOW! At that time he said he was overweight and on an unhealthy path. That accident was an epiphany for him as he decided to turn his life around making big changes to his diet and exercise habits. He lost 80 lbs, leaned up, and now is in amazing shape doing strong man competitions on top of his biking adventures. Being blind in that right eye sure hasn’t stopped him one bit. So glad I got the opportunity to hear his story and show him around our beautiful TMP. Awesome job out there, Larry! Come back to visit us again!

 

Southwest Trekking

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March 24th, 2017

Ever wanted to try riding off-road but not into trying mountainbiking? Southern Arizona has an excess of great dirt roads to ride!

Southwest Trekking

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True Beginner Tackles Starr Pass

March 18th, 2017

 

I had the pleasure of taking Dale out on a guided bike ride the other day. He is what we call a true beginner where he has never been mountain biking on a trail before. The Starr Pass/Tucson Mountain Park (TMP) area is an intermediate trail system so sometimes the start can freak a true beginner out as they are expecting nice and smooth trails. Ha not here in TMP. He is an avid surfer though which helped him with balance and it didn’t take long before he was riding even the toughest parts many beginners walk. Impressive! Great job out there, Dale! Come visit us again!

 

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-261-9661

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“Desert Biking Adventure = Happy boys = Happy Parents!”

March 15th, 2017
A trip advisor posting.
“Desert Biking Adventure = Happy boys = Happy Parents!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In Tucson, staying at the JW Marriott, for Spring Break with the fam including my 2 crazy boys (8 & 10). We decided to put the boys in a 2 hr guided desert biking adventure while my husband golfed and I watched their little sis. Although I was a bit nervous at first, sending my little boys off into the desert with a stranger and full Camelbaks, I was quickly settled by meeting their awesome guides (Jim and Cassi) and seeing my kids ear to ear grins as they practiced riding their bikes on the front lawn of the hotel (sorry JW). 2 hrs later, when I met them back at the drop off point, I was greeted by my sweaty and happy (but amazing not tired enough) kids with stories of their amazing adventure.
My oldest enjoyed it so much he even behaved himself for the balance of the trip to earn another outing (little bro was golfing with dad). Cassi was his private guide this time. On his 2nd trip, however, my little daredevil encountered a lose patch of dirt (I’m told it was not bc he was going too fast… ) and had a wipeout worthy of American Funniest Videos. Fortunately for him, Cassi was prepared with all the first aid gear and was even nice to him as he picked the rocks out of his wound. Fear not, the only permanent damage was to the little aspiring ego and the story will surely live on to be larger than life.

In summary, a fabulous experience for my kids and that makes one happy mom! Thanks Southwest Trekking!

Super Wesley!

March 15th, 2017

 

10 yr old Wesley tackled some of our rockiest trails in Tucson the other day. He and his little 8 yr old brother went out with Jim the day before and I took him out the next day. Despite a minor crash, he had an awesome time. Here he is showing off his crash aftermath. We got him wrapped up after and continued the adventure back to the hotel. What a trooper! Great job, Wesley!

Southwest Trekking

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Rare Crested Saguaro

March 14th, 2017

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The crested saguaro cactus is always a joy to find in the sonoran desert.  Biologists estimate that the ‘cresting’ occurs in roughly 1 in 40,000 saguaros!  Although they are unsure what exactly causes the cresting, it is likely an isolated genetic trait.  Come out on a ride or hike with Southwest Trekking.  We can show you where they are!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-261-9661

http://www.swtrekking.com