Posts Tagged ‘sunrise’

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!

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(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



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.


Wild Sonoran Desert!

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Its a talented world out there of desert dwellers that have learned over thousands of years to survive in this wild landscape. For example, did you know…?


Kangaroo rats, one of the smallest desert mammals, can survive their entire lives without drinking a drop of water. They get their water from dry seeds and the occasional leaf or insect. The kangaroo rat has a highly effective metabolic system to conserve and recycle any water it does consume. For example, the kangaroo rat pees a highly concentrated paste. Nasal passages are also designed to cool the rat’s breath so it condenses the moisture into little water droplets that are reabsorbed into the rat’s body.


Some plants die completely above ground, but survive underneath the soil as thickened roots, bulbs, tubers, rhizomes and nodules of a variety of designs, structures and sizes.


The Sonoran Desert is a mixture of lush and dry because of what is known as a “Rain Shadow”.

If you’d like to learn more please contact us at Southwest Trekking for Guided Hiking and Mountain Biking information. 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!!

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

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

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

Natural beauty!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016


Spendid colors continuously change during southern Arizona’s breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.

The sun’s light reflects beautifully off of our small amounts of moisture in our extremely clear skies!!!

Always better in person!

We can take you there…

Southwest Trekking

Professional hiking and cycling tours

(520) 296-9661


Sunday, June 26th, 2016

The morning or evening time is perfect for a trail outing. Let us take you!


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Good Morning!!

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Our hikers this morning had an amazing sunrise to enjoy!



Beautiful Tucson Twilight

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A cold yet gorgeous twilight view of Tucson, a crescent moon, and a few remaining visible planets/stars. Pictures don’t do this view justice.