Posts Tagged ‘Guides’

Genus Moneilema – Cactus Longhorned Beetle

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The Longhorn Cactus Beetle is a large, flightless beetle that lives here in the Sonoran Desert, emerging mostly during the monsoon season.

They love to dine on Cholla and Prickly Pear Cactus, the one in the photo above is enjoying the flesh of fresh new Cholla bud. I was getting a little close for my comfort while taking this picture but it was not worried about me and just kept enjoying it’s breakfast.

Longhorn Cactus Beetles lay there eggs at the base of cacti and the larvae will burro inside the cactus roots and stems, sometimes killing the more susceptible cacti.

There is always fun, new and interesting things to see and learn in the Sonoran Desert, Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service has the professional guiding staff to show and teach you about the flora and fauna during your adventure tour.

Call 520.296.9661 for your hiking and/or biking adventure.

Located in Tucson, AZ,  the heart of the Sonoran Desert

Cactus flowers

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona for hiking, mountain and road cycling. We provide transportation and equipment for all private tours. Our company accommodates groups of one to fifty! Give us a call so we can share this awesome area with you.

The Sonoran Desert provides quite a variety of cactus flowers each with their own unique pedals and colors.

Wildflowers and succulents add to the color palette revealing great contrast throughout our land.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661


The Arizona Trail

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches 800 miles across the entire length of the state to connect deserts, mountains, forests, canyons, wilderness, history, communities and people. This non-motorized trail showcases Arizona’s diverse vegetation, wildlife and scenery, as well as unique historic and cultural sites. The route provides unparalleled opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other trail users.

Let us take you out to explore some of it!

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Professional Guide Services


Cicada (Cacama dissimilis Distant)

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Meet the Sonoran Desert Cicada commonly referred to as the Cactus Dodger.

There are many species of Cicada throughout the United States but none are like the Cactus Dodger. These common creatures are certainly not common. They have evolved to survive the intense heat of our summer months by incorporating a cooling mechanism similar to our own, they sweat!!!!

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, individually or large groups our Professional Guides would love to add to your experience

Book your adventure with us any time of the year, the Green Desert offers a wealth of diversity in every season.

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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

Saguaro you today??

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


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.

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Winter in the Southwest

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017


Blue skies, scattered showers, snow on the mountain and rainbows! Gotta love Southern Arizona! Plan your outdoor adventure with Southwest Trekking the premier hiking and mountain biking guide service! Our professional staff provides customized hiking and biking tours with transportation and equipment included!


Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Roadrunner Bicycles

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Roadrunner Bicycles

Southwest Trekking is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor adventure guiding service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking trips for groups of all sizes.

Our adventure guides will provide everything you need for your group to get out and enjoy 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!!

Get the piece of mind of having a professional guide, as well as the opportunity to learn about

all of the unique landscape, plants and animals.


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

Our company will assist in determining 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!

In addition to providing helmets, gloves, water, and spare tubes, we also will help determine a good

route or plan for your rental ride!!!

Southwest Trekking would like to recommend……

Roadrunner Bicycles    –

This is a great local family bike shop located in central Tucson offering new, used and vintage bikes as well as rentals, service and maintenance!

Founded in 2005 Roadrunner Bicycles carries a great selection of bikes, accessories and apparel.

Quality brand new bicycles with names like Giant, Fuji, KHS, Biria, and SE Bikes.

Roadrunner Bicycles also has an affinity for vintage and classic bikes, so you can find yourself a great bike that has been

rigorously inspected and professionally maintained by the pros.

Check out their closeouts and specials, and don’t forget about the maintenance packages they offer as well!


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Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661






It’s springtime in the Sonoran Desert!

Monday, February 27th, 2017


The ocotillos are starting to bloom, a sign that springtime is not far behind!

This is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy nature.  We can take you there.  Southwest Trekking is the premier outdoor outfitter for the Tucson area.  We’ve been around for over 25 years, offering professional guiding services.  We offer bike rentals,  guided hikes, mountain and road bike excursions, as well as providing equipment and transportation.  Let us help plan a custom adventure for you!

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Ready for a Winter break?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017


Wintertime temperatures in the Sonoran Desert average 60-70 degrees.  Spring flowers are just starting to bloom!

Southwest Trekking can plan an adventure for you.  We offer full service, professional guides to match your hiking or biking experience to your expectations and skill levels.  We supply transportation and all the basic equipment necessary for your convenience.  We also rent bikes and will deliver them to your location if you’d like to explore on your own.  We can also provide shuttle services for individuals or groups.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services