Posts Tagged ‘JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort’

Gearing Up!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It is getting to be that time again! Time to gear up for a season of adventure!

As the weather begins to cool and the fall breeze starts to flow in, that playful spring feeling begins to set in, alerting the senses that it’s time to get outside and play!

Here in the Sonoran Desert it’s always time for fun in the sun. When it’s too cold everywhere else it’s perfect weather here so please join us with Southwest Trekking for that professional guided adventure you’ve been looking for.

We are always ready to share the beautiful diversity of the Old Pueblo

  • Guided Hiking
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Event Support
  • Private and/or Large Group Tours

Give us a call to start planning your next adventure. We are excited to see your smiles.


Saguaro Soldiers “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I love this scene!  It’s as if the Saguaros are soldiers standing guard over the desert, like “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Miles of Saguaro Cacti blanket the Sonoran Desert, sweeping across the landscape.

Such a magnificent place and so much to see! Some say it’s like a live, desert zoo, with such diversity and abundant in life.

Let us share the beauty of this beautiful desert oasis with you. We can go by bike or hike, it’s your adventure and Southwest Trekking is here to help make lasting memories.

Call 520.296.9661 to book your next adventure!

Morning Monsoon Mist

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Our Summer Monsoons have arrived!

The summer monsoons transform the Sonoran Desert practically overnight, bringing many living creatures a much anticipated and refreshing relief to help get thru the extreme summer temperatures Arizona is famous for.

The monsoon season also reveals some of the most beautiful scenes in nature. This picture was taken in the Tucson Mountain Park during this morning’s hike by one of Southwest Trekking’s Professional Guides.

The light mist, the aroma of the creosote Bush and the beautiful views made for a perfect hike.

The monsoons bring beauty and life but also some danger. Having a professional guide that knows the region is always advised in order to enjoy your experience safely.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service







Morning Appreciation

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Greeting a new day with appreciation

Greeting a new day with appreciation

Starting the new day with a beautiful hike surrounded by the majestic Saguaros, fruit kabob refreshments, followed with a morning meditation of appreciation?! That’s living!

Time to slow down and decompress. Put the gadgets of distractions away and book your tour back into nature.

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Jojoba “Liquid Gold”

Saturday, May 6th, 2017


The Sonoran Desert isn’t all cactus, we have many medicinal plants and herbs that grow wild here. The Jojoba is only one of those amazing plants. It has been harvested by Native Americans for all of known time for the highly beneficial wax ester that is extracted from the nut. This waxy oil is gold in color, mild oder, naturally present with antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidants, giving it high medicinal properties.

Book your hiking or mounrain biking guide into this amazing desert with Southwest Trekking, come learn more about the desert and all its richness of nature.


Christmas in Tucson

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Southwest Trekking would like to recommend…


The JW Marriott at Starr Pass!

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Not only is it our home base fully stocked with our newest fleet of cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes, it is also the destination for the holidays with winter week ahead!  Come to Starr Pass for an unforgettable holiday experience.

We are Southwest Trekking the Professional Outdoor Guiding Service of Southern Arizona. We specialize in customized guided hiking, and guided mountain bike tours.

Southwest Trekking provides all equipment and transportation as well as a professional guide to make sure you get the best outdoor experience possible!

Bicycle rentals are also available including delivery and pickup from your hotel or residence. We have hard-tail and full-suspension mountain bikes, road cycles, and cruiser bikes!

Give is a call or checkout our website!

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661 

How a sunrise works

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

During sunrise and sunset, when the sun lies low on the horizon, the rays of sunlight must pass through almost 30% more area of atmosphere than they do during the day, and a higher number of larger atmospheric particles (i.e., dust, or water vapor) before they reach us. The shorter violet and blue wavelengths scatter away from our field of vision. However, the longer wavelengths of light do not scatter as much and the sky becomes filled with yellow, orange and red. Red has the longest wavelength in the visible spectum, so when the sun lies on the horizon, it appears red.


For more teachable moments, join Southwest Trekking on a guided hike or guided mountain bike adventure and learn all the subtleties of the sonoran desert and appreciate its beauty. We also do a guided morning hike every morning at the JW Marriot at Starr Pass!

For any inquiries please contact us at

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

New Fleet

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016




Introducing the new Giant Revel 29er fleet, now at Starr Pass 

Hardtail, cruisers, road bikes, and full suspension mountain bikes, we’ve got something for everyone here at Southwest Trekking

Come check it out!

Outdoor Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Top 3 reasons to hire a guide

Saturday, September 24th, 2016




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.

Contact Southwest Trekking at

Outdoor Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Happy 4th of July to everyone from Southwest Trekking! Enjoy your day, and stay safe on the trail.



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(520) 296-9661


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