Posts Tagged ‘Animals’


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The Sonoran Desert is full of wonderful creatures, one being the Tarantula.  They are wonderful yet a little scary but by far not dangerous. Their venom is weak but if irritated enough they could pack a powerful bite.

The Tarantula is a nocturnal hunter, preying mostly on smaller insects like grasshoppers, beetles, and other smaller spiders.

They live most of their lives in their silk lined burrows, only venturing short distances for their meals.

The male lives about 10-12 years, is covered in black hairs over most of his body and his abdomin is covered in red hairs. He is thinner and lankier then the female Tarantula. She is tan in color and living longer then her male counterpart.

The monsoon storms really brings them out of hiding along with many other wondrous desert dwellers.

If your planning a visit to the Tucson area plan time for a nature outing with one of Southwest Trekking Professional Guides.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service is prepared to taylor an adventure just for you.

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Wide open spaces with Southwest Trekking

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Tucson area is surrounded by beautiful public lands and tons of trails at many elevations. These amazing trails access very diverse and ever changing landscapes. Getting to see these unique and special places via guided hiking or mountain biking gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the Sonoran Desert!

Southwest Trekking provides professional guided tours with transportation and your own professional guide to facilitate the best experience possible.

An inside look!

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

You are looking at the inside structure of the mighty Saguaro! This inner skeleton of wood ribs gives this giant many advantages to surviving in the Sonora Desert. Learn more by hiring a professional hiking guide from Southwest Trekking.

Guided hiking and mountain biking with transportation and a unique insight in to this very unique area and all of its beauty.

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(520) 296-9661



Living Desert

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Most people think that a desert is nothing but a dry, uninhabited area full of sand but here in the Sonoran Desert you’ll find out that it’s teaming with life.

Tucson Arizona sits in the heart of this vibrant living desert, surrounded by mountain ranges topping around 9100 feet elevation. These towering mountain ranges help bring a cooling breeze down into our valley floor thru the arroyos (dry washes) providing a haven for our desert friends from the intense heat of our summer months.

The Mule Deer (pictured above) is a common sight that is found most active in the early mornings. The one in the picture had nothing to fear as it stood to great us visitors into her home. She stood peacefully staring at us while we admired her small graceful beauty only a few feet from each other.

Come check out all the beautiful wonders the Sonoran Desert has to offer with one of the professional guides from Southwest Trekking. We love teaching visitors all about the vast diversity this living desert has to offer.

Call Southwest Trekking 520.296.9661 to book your hiking or biking tour. Whatever your pleasure, we’ll taylor your private or group tour to ensure a memorable and safe experience

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Early morning beauty

Sunday, June 11th, 2017


Stunning scenery to behold in the early mornings in the Tucson area. A guided morning hike is always a great way to start the day!

Southwest Trekking provides professional customized hiking and biking tours for all levels.

Guests enjoy education about all of the unique flora and fauna here in the Sonoran Desert. Transportation and equipment is always included!!

So make sure take advantage of our unique service and get out to learn and explore this beautiful area!

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Outdoor Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661

Gambel’s Quail

Friday, May 26th, 2017


This male Gambel’s Quail finds comfort in strutting his stuff and singing his song for all to admire!

These guys are a common sight here in Arizona and if you think he’s a cutie, wait till you see their babies. This is the time of year you’ll see tiny little puff balls of cuteness running behind mom avoiding all the hungry predators, such as the popular Roadrunner, waiting to snatch one up.

If you haven’t visited the great Southwest yet, it’s time to book your next experience with Nature.

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


You just never know who you’ll run into out here! This Javelina was as surprised to run into us as we were it, with poor eyesight this guy could not see us as well as we did him but soon as he could he peacefully turned off the trail, No threat here..

Javelina are a pig like mammals but not classified as a pig, they are a Pecary. Originating from South America they have migrated to and commonly found here in the Sonoran Desert.

Whether your visiting Tucson for business or pleasure Southwest Trekking would love to have you join us to learn more and experience in full all the wonderful diversity of our beautiful green desert.

Book your next hiking and biking adventure with one of our experienced, knowledgeable and professional guides, 520-296-9661



Westward Look – Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


Southwest Trekking is Tucson’s premier outdoor adventure guiding service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking, with intimate trail knowledge for groups of all sizes.

Our guided adventures provide peace of mind and are customized for your specific wants and abilities.

We also provide equipment and transportation for all of our guided hiking and mountain biking events.

Professional outdoor guides will provide education on local flora and fauna to get the most out of our beautiful Sonora Desert!

We will choose a trail that is tailored to your wants and abilities as well as provide transportation, equipment and a great experience!!

Southwest Trekking also rents various types of bicycles with delivery and pick-up included.

We will determine a good route or trail to get the most out of your riding.

We offer road cycles, cruiser bikes and mountain bike rentals with all of the equipment necessary!

Southwest Trekking – Professional Guide Service – (520) 296-9661

The Westward Look -Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

245 E. Ina Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85704       (520) 297-1151

This is Tucson’s first resort built in the early 1900’s, this historic hotel has a pristine location at the base of the

Santa Catalina Mountains nestled on 80-acres and charm throughout the entire property!

Award winning dining with regional inspirations at GOLD with a chef’s herb garden, the

Sonoran Spa which features everything from warm stones to cleansing muds, a green property,

on-site hiking, biking, and horse trails!!


While enjoying this splendid property be sure to ask the Westward Look associates about Southwest Trekking

for your guided hiking, guided mountain biking and bicycle rental needs!


Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Elevated and loving it!

Saturday, January 14th, 2017


Massive canyons allow for great hikes with elevation gain. These views are breathtaking! Call Southwest Trekking and we can customize your hiking or biking tour for you. We provide equipment, transportation and a professional outdoor guide to facilitate your adventure. Our guides also educate clients about the local flora and fauna of the Sonora Desert.


Splendid sunrise

Monday, January 9th, 2017

imageThe Tucson sunrise greets our visitors with beauty everyday and is the perfect way to feel the majesty of Southern Arizona! Endless trail systems with unique landscapes and bountiful flora and fauna make this area unique and special.

We are Southwest Trekking the premier professional outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona.

Our guided adventures are customized for your specific wants and abilities. We also provide equipment and transportation for all of our guided hiking and mountain biking events.

Piece of mind comes with hiring a professional outdoor guide, along with valuable outdoor education to help understand this one of a kind beauty!

Southwest Trekking also supplies bicycles rentals of different kinds with delivery and pickup included.

Give us a call and we will help determine the area and activity that suits you best!!!

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661