Posts Tagged ‘Rentals’

Pincushion Cactus

Monday, July 24th, 2017

These little beauties are blooming in the desert after the recent rains!   This one was spotted along the Las Cienegas Passage of the Arizona Trail on Saturday.  Like many desert cactii, the flowers close up at night and reopen during the day.  They are small cacti, usually growing up to 6-7 inches (20 cm) high, and are shaped similar to a barrel cactus. They often grow alone, but this one was among a large group of pincushion cactus in a rocky area.

Choosing a guided hike or mountain bike ride with Southwest Trekking will help you enjoy some of the special attractions we have in the Sonoran Desert.  Our professional guides can help you identify flora and fauna of the desert as well as choose appropriate trails for you to enjoy!

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Pretty

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Beyond the populated city awaits some of the prettiest views.

The monsoon rains make the whole desert pop with color. Pictured above you have the iconic Saguaro, Teddy Bear Cholla, Palo Verde Trees, Ocotillo, and flora that only reveals its beauty after a few storms.

The rain cools down the hot summer giving a nice break for some outdoor fun with a relaxing nature hike or for more of a workout a bike ride, that will surely get your body moving

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

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Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus)

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus is the Latin genus name meaning “fierce cactus”.

This close up image of the Barrel’s spines reveal fierce yet beautifuly colored spines. The larger spines keep away thirsty desert creatures, and the smaller spines help prevent water loss and scorching by reflecting away some of the intense desert sunlight.

Barrel cacti grow into a squat tubular shape, commonly growing 2-4 feet but may grow to be 6-10 feet tall. It can reach a diameter of 18 to 30 inches or more. Their lifespan ranges from 50 to 100 years old!

The yellow/red flowers and yellow fruit of the Barrel cactus always grow at the top of the plant. They bear no spines and only a few scales. Fruits become fleshy and often juicy when mature, but are not usually considered edible. In emergencies only, the barrels water supply can be harvested but is likely to cause diarrhea if ingested when the stomach is empty.

The Barrel Cactus is often called the “Compass Barrel ” because some of the larger plants lean toward the southwest. So if you need a little direction these round, happy cacti can help point the way.

Better yet hiring a Southwest Trekking Professional guide knowledgeable with the Sonoran Desert trails in the Tucson valley is a winning choice

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

Sonoran Sunrise

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The summer monsoon storms create the most breathtaking views!

Seeing the morning sun ascend over the Santa Catalina Mountains after a night of monsoon storms is inspiring, yet not entirely captured in photos.

The best way to experience this in it’s splendor is an early morning hike or a bike ride, mountain or road.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service offers professional, knowledgeable hiking and biking guides, bicycle rentals, trail support, and shuttles to the trailhead of your choice.

Southwest Trekking

520.296.9661 

www.swtrekking. com

 

 

New Adventures!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Whether you are an experienced mountain biker or an absolute beginner, we can get you out for a new, fun adventure!  Our professional guides can give you the training and skills to learn to mountain bike and/or take you to the appropriate trails for your skill level.

It’s very hot in the summer in Tucson, so all of our rides and hikes will start early so we can keep you out of the hot sun!  Also, ask about our evening guides.

Southwest Trekking…the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona.

We provide guided hiking and guided mountain biking tours with transportation and equipment for visitors to the Tucson area.

Get out and learn more about this unique area with professional guides trained to give you the best experience possible.

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Wanna ride in Arizona?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Arizona has amazing cycling opportunities, call Southwest Trekking for your own personal customized tour.

We will provide all equipment or bring your own and we will tailor the experience for your wants and abilities.

Mountain or road cycling is abundant in Southern Arizona, Southwest Trekking will pick you up at your hotel or residence and design the best ride for you!

Tucson has proximity to desert or mountain trail routes with tons of diversity and elevation change.

Mount Lemmon is a favorite in the summer for great weather and optimal riding conditions!

Give us a call and we will make sure you get the most out of your outdoor adventure.

Southwest Trekking also provides mountain and road bike rentals as well as guided hiking tours with flora and fauna education.

Professional Outdoor Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Fun In The Sun

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Are you looking for a new adventure? Come play with us for a lot of fun in the sun!

This is not just for the biologically young, it’s fun for all. Age is a mindset and to rediscover the kid in you step out of that comfort zone and relearn the joy in play.

The Tucson valley and surrounding area offers hundreds of miles of trails full of rich desert life, ranging from the young human kind to the “cousin its” of nature (shown above “The Josef” with his loved desert friend “The Yucca”)

The professional guiding service of Southwest Trekking provides knowledge of the trails, desert life, both flora and fauna.

Whether you are looking for a peaceful nature hike or that extra thrill from a mountain biking adventure our professional guides are here to ensure you a safe, exhilarating and memorable experience.

  • Private Tours
  • Large group tours
  • Eco-tours
  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Bikes
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Shuttle Service
  • Event/Trail Support

Give us a call to reserve your next adventure!

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

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Natures Bouquet

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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SWTrekking provides professional guided hiking and mountain biking tours. Let us take you deep into the heart of the Sonoran Desert to experience the beautiful bouquet of Sahuaro blooms and all the creativity of nature.

SWTrekking Professional Guide Service

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

 

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    –  bikeaz@comcast.net

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

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Westward Look – Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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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     www.swtrekking.com

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!

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Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com