Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Biking’

Saguaro scenery

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Southwest Trekking- Professional Outdoor Guiding Service

Get up close to the one and only Saguaro Cactus! This giant of the desert can live hundreds of years and produces our state flower and an edible fruit!

It’s also home to many types of birds that live in cave-like homes that can only be hollowed out by certain species!

So much to learn!

The best way to explore and see this unique area is to hire a professional outdoor guide from Southwest Trekking!

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain bike tours, and also  provide shuttles and bicycle rentals of different types.

We have intimate trail knowledge of the area and will provide transportation and equipment for all customized adventures!

Southwest Trekking 

Outdoor Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Arizona Mountain Biking!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Arizona is well known for its extensive trail systems through the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking call Southwest Trekking professional outdoor guiding service. All equipment and transportation is provided and your tour is customized just for you!

We offer tours for groups of all sizes as well as provide bicycle rentals with delivery and pick up.

Our inventory includes hard tail  or full-suspension Mountain Bikes, aluminum or carbon road cycles and comfortable cruisers

Give us a call for a guided hiking event, a guided mountain bike tour or bicycle rentals.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service 

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Our guides at Southwest Trekking can help plan a great adventure for you or your group!  We are experienced and skilled at providing a fun and safe experience for anyone, from beginner to expert.  Whether you’d like to do a guided hike, mountain or road bike ride or would just like to rent a bike (we deliver), we are Tucson’s oldest and most experienced guiding service.

Call us to plan a guided hike or bike ride and experience the beauty of  Southern Arizona. 🌵

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Guided Road Cycling
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Event Support
  • Eco-Tours

Give us a call. 520.296.9661 and tell us what adventure you are wanting. We specialize in both private and large group tours!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

520-296-9661

No Better Way to Spend a Birthday!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Mike was in Tucson on a trip for work, but that didn’t keep him from celebrating his birthday the best way he could think of: by ripping through the trails of Starr Pass! Professional guides from Southwest Trekking ensure that you make the most of every opportunity you get to experience the outdoors, whatever the occasion.

Call us to plan a guided hike or bike ride and experience the beauty of  Southern Arizona. 🌵

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road Cycling
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Event Support
  • Eco-Tours

Give us a call. 520.296.9661 and tell us what adventure you are wanting. We specialize in both private and large group tours!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

Wildlife from above

Sunday, September 10th, 2017


Southern Arizona is home to many species if impressive birds of prey!!!

Here are some raptors you may get a chance to see in Arizona

Red-tailed/Harris’s/Cooper’s Hawks
Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier
American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl and many more.

Learn more with a guided adventure from

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Wild Mustangs

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

While biking on the Los Burros trail in the Tonto National Forest this weekend, I came across a herd of wild horses!  There were six, and they were beautiful animals!  I got off my bike and approached them slowly.  This stallion also approached me slowly and eventually allowed me to pet him.  Then he decided to check-out my bike and backpack.  I guess I had his approval to continue on by.

The Salt River wild horses are a historic herd of wild horses, the last remnants of the vast herds of wild horses that once roamed our planes, but unlike the bison, we still have a chance to preserve them for generations to come.  The word Mustang or Wild Horse is used interchangeably.

See more info here: http://saltriverwildhorsemanagementgroup.org/

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Skies of color!

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Sunsets like you’ve never experienced are waiting for you in beautiful Arizona!

Sunny clear skies with sunrises to inspire your morning and breathtaking sunsets to finish your day!

The best way to enjoy our incredible variety in landscape is to hire a professional outdoor guide from Southwest Trekking!!!

The professional guiding service for customize guided hiking and guided mountain biking adventures.

Transportation, equipment and outdoor education is included with your guided adventure providing you and your group the peace of mind and ability to have the most fun possible!

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor guiding service!

Join us for an amazing guided hiking or guided mountain bike adventure.
We would like to recommend….

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N Resort Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020

Nestled in the foothills of the Catalina Mountain range the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has it all!

398 luxury guestrooms, including 27 suites
2 heated pools and Jacuzzi
37,000 square feet of indoor function space and nearly 40,000 square feet of outdoor space
2 Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses
Lakeside Spa, a Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Resort Spa and standout facility among hotels in Tucson
Named in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Hotels for World’s Best Family Travel
Complimentary Wi-Fi in every guest room—and in public spaces
https://www.loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon

A Desert Oasis fully equipped with lakeside spa, full size golf course, and an undisturbed nature path taking you right through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert to a majestic waterfall pool.

Best of all they are located right next to some of the best hiking in Tucson!

If you would like to go for a guided mountain bike adventure we will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to a trail specific to your wants and abilities.

So ask for Southwest Trekking while staying at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and make it a trip of a lifetime.

 

Southwest Trekking
Professional Guide Service 
(520) 296-9661
www.swtrekking.com

Arizona Horned Toad

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Horned Toad is always a treat to see!


They are not a Toad or frog but given that name due to their flattened bodies and the way they eat their food by flickering their sticky tongues to snatch up the unsuspecting prey. Their diet consists mostly of certain types of ants and will occasionally switch it up for slower moving beetles and other insects.

They hibernate during the cooler months and come out of their burrows once the sun warms the ground to a certain temperature, then they will find a nice rock to bask on in the warm sun. Once warmed up they begin their hunt for food only to return to their covered hiding place at night.

The Horned Toads look dangerous but are completely harmless. Their defense is to puff up their bodies giving them a larger appearance, hiss and if picked up they will try to shift their bodies around in order to jab you with their spiney horns, and if that does not work they have the ability to squirt blood from the corner of their eyes (creepy).

Horned Toads DO NOT make great pets and are never to be used as a trophy!

DO NOT take them out of their natural environment!

They are an endangered species and protected by Arizona Game and Fish and should only be admired in their natural environment.

Having a professional guide for your nature tours helps to identify and learn about all the wonders of the great Sonoran Desert.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

The Arizona Trail

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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