Posts Tagged ‘SW Trekking’

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

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.


Got adventure?

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

That’s what we do!

We are Southwest Trekking the premier professional guiding service in Southern Arizona!

Specializing in customized private guided hiking and guided mountain biking adventures, our tours

always include transportation to and from the specific trail chosen by our knowledgeable professionals.

All equipment is provided for guided mountain biking including: bike, helmet, gloves water and a professional guide

to facilitate the most enjoyable experience possible.

Our guided hiking involves education about the unique plants and abundant animals native to the area.

There is so much to see in beautiful Southern Arizona, the best way to get out and enjoy it

is to hire a professional guide for peace of mind and great information to help you and your group have a great time!

Need a bike for rent, we do that too!

We deliver and pick-up from your hotel or residence and all equipment is included

  • Mountain bikes
  • Road cycles
  • Comfort cruisers

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

Arizona Poppy (Kallstroemia grandiflora)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The “Arizona poppy” is also known as “summer poppy” and “orange caltrop”. Its orange flowers resemble the orange flowers of the California poppy, and it blooms from mid-summer to October in Arizona!

There five-petaled, three quarter to one and one-half-inch wide flowers rise above the plant.  Petals have numerous nectar guides, are able to reflect ultraviolet light and just like many of our Arizona blooms they only remain open for one day.

Enjoy a guided hike or mountain bike ride thru this beautiful desert landscape with Southwest Trekking.

  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Guided Hiking

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guides



Summer seasons

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Southern Arizona is known for its two distinctive summer seasons, dry summer and wet summer.

The dry summer consists hot temperatures in the triple digits with no moisture beginning in May through June.

Wet summer begins in July when large violent storms roll in and display their impressive power with wind, lightning and rain (a bunch of rain)!!!

Truly a wonder of nature, these storms bring an explosion of life that is visible to the eye.

Ground cover and a second blooming of wildflowers blanket the desert and mountains!

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

Escape the heat!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

During our hot summers it is still possible to get out and enjoy our diverse, beautiful public lands. This time of the year calls for heading up to the mountains, elevated isolated pine forested mountain ranges with an average of 20 to 25° cooler every single day! This picture was taken just the other day on Mount Lemmon. This haven of cooler weather is just a short drive from Tucson and rises 9,100 feet above sea level!

Call Southwest Trekking the professional hiking and mountain biking guide service. We will ensure your safety and make certain you get the most out of your outdoor activity during the hotter months.

We offer customized guided outdoor adventures with transportation and equipment always included.

Treat yourself to some outdoor education and beauty, with the peace of mind of knowing you will get the best experience possible!

Southwest Trekking 

 Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661  

Christmas in Tucson

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Southwest Trekking would like to recommend…


The JW Marriott at Starr Pass!

Image result for jw marriott starr pass

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 

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

Arizona Trail Dreams

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Do you have aspirations of greatness?

Take a look at this video to get a good understanding of what it takes and feels like to ride a section of the infamous Arizona Trail.  Featured ride is from Pistol Hill to Three Bridges–a classic ride for anyone familiar with Southwest Trekking.

Here at Southwest Trekking we offer Professional Guided Mountain biking and Hiking.  We provide the gear, the transportation, and the intimate trail knowledge to guide you on an extraordinary adventure in the wild landscapes surrounding Tucson, Arizona.

Next time you are nearby, we hope you’ll go no further than Southwest Trekking for all your hiking and biking dreams.  An adventure that is worth experiencing alone, or with friends and family.  No matter the age or ability, we’ll find a trail for you!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661