Posts Tagged ‘trekking’

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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

weather-forecast-screenshotWe are in the 80’s as far as the eye can see!

Now is the season to get out and explore, come join us!

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Geology of Tucson

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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How would you react?

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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Are you prepared for the consequences?


Don’t let your guard down in the desert.

Ask for the help and expertise of a seasoned mountain bike guide so that you don’t become a statistic.

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King Clone : 11,700 year old creosote bush

Saturday, October 8th, 2016


It doesn’t look like much, but this ring of creosote bush located in the Mojave desert  is estimated to be the oldest living organisms on earth, dating back to when humans were just learning to farm.  It is a clonal colony, which means its continued existence is through the Creosote’s ability to reproduce by cloning from its ‘crowns’–where the roots meet the trunk.  Dated using its rings and carbon dating,  it is hypothesized that the plant has been able to subtly survive over centuries due to its symbiotic relationship with the bacteria surrounding it in the soil, functioning as an immune system, managing the stress on the plant, and producing natural growth hormones.

Just another incredible teachable moment on the job with Southwest Trekking!  Join us and discover things about the desert you never would have imagined.

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

With the summer monsoon season in full effect, many of the hikes in the Catalina’s and Rincon’s offer the chance to see water.



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