Posts Tagged ‘trails’

Big storms transform our desert!

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Tucson’s wet summer has arrived!

Isolated thunder storms bring massive amounts of rain in a very short time.

The result is an explosion of life and cooler weather throughout the Sonoran Desert.

This is a great time to get out for a guided hike or guided mountain bike adventure with…

Southwest Trekking

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Guiding Service

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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.

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Cactus flowers

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona for hiking, mountain and road cycling. We provide transportation and equipment for all private tours. Our company accommodates groups of one to fifty! Give us a call so we can share this awesome area with you.

The Sonoran Desert provides quite a variety of cactus flowers each with their own unique pedals and colors.

Wildflowers and succulents add to the color palette revealing great contrast throughout our land.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661


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

Wide open spaces with Southwest Trekking

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Tucson area is surrounded by beautiful public lands and tons of trails at many elevations. These amazing trails access very diverse and ever changing landscapes. Getting to see these unique and special places via guided hiking or mountain biking gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the Sonoran Desert!

Southwest Trekking provides professional guided tours with transportation and your own professional guide to facilitate the best experience possible.

Mountain + Bike

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

If all you need is a mountain and a bike, we can help!

Southwest Trekking the professional outdoor guiding company of Southern Arizona provides mountain bike rentals and customized guided tours.

We assist in all areas of your outing including transportation, trail selection, equipment and a professional guide to make sure you get the most out of your time in this beautiful area!

Southwest Trekking  also  offers guided hiking tours which include education about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.

If you’re looking to rent a road cycle or mountain bike give us a call our rentals include delivery and pickup.

We will provide helmet, water, map, spare tube and anything else you might need!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

(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  

Sonoran Desert Tortoise

Thursday, June 8th, 2017


Seeing a Sonoran Desert Tortoise is always a treat!

You don’t run into these very often, they are terrestrial creatures and live much of their lives burrowed down in the ground to escape the extreme heat and cold of the desert.

They get most of their water from their food and hold a water supply in their bladders. When threatened or stressed they will release the water leaving them vulnerable to death. So if you have the pleasure of coming across this amazing creature please do not pick it up.

Hiring a professional guide from Southwest Trekking to help remind and educate you on the delicate nature within this harsh environment and help hold those temptations to touch at bay.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service







Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Omni PhotoSouthwest 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


Our company would like to recommend…..


Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa

2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742

Reservations: 877-298-2066

This amazing 4 star rated resort boasts two highly acclaimed golf courses with sweeping views of the Santa Catalina mountain range,

2 outdoor swimming pools, a 13,000 sq ft world class spa, excellent tennis facilities and program,

excellent dining with 3 restaurants 2 lounges and in in proximity to more beautiful scenic landscape!!


While enjoying this magnificent resort be sure to ask the concierge or front desk staff about guided hiking and cycling adventures from your friends at Southwest Trekking!!

We can get you there! Southwest Trekking Professional Guide Services 520-296-9661

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

Horned Toad (Short-Horned Lizard)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017



This amazing creature is referred to as a toad, however it is a carnivorous lizard that feeds on spiders, beetles, grasshoppers, and ants. It swallows its prey whole and can inflate its body up to twice its normal size to intimidate.

If threatened some species of the Horn Toad Lizard can shoot streams of blood from their eye ducts up to 3 feet to disorient potential predators!!

Fascinating information about many of our unique plants and animals is a key component to Southwest Trekking’s customized hiking and mountain biking adventures!

Transportation and equipment is always included with a professional outdoor guide to facilitate the best experience possible.

Call Southwest Trekking and we will organize the perfect outdoor adventure for you!!!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661