Posts Tagged ‘Tucson Mountains’

Desert Trails

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Mountain biking or hiking in the Sonoran desert is a unique experience.  Our desert trails offer scenery, plants and animals that you won’t find anywhere else on Earth!  Why not take in this unique environment on a guided mountain bike ride or  hike with our professional staff?

Call us to plan a guided hike or bike ride and experience the beauty of  Southern Arizona. 🌵

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Guided Road Cycling
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Event Support
  • Eco-Tours

Give us a call. 520.296.9661 and tell us what adventure you are wanting. We specialize in both private and large group tours!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

520-296-9661

Morning Smiles

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A Sunrise hike in the Sonoran Desert with a group of beautiful people like this puts a big smile on my face!

Join SW Trekking Professional Guides for the perfect start to your day with a guided nature hike that is sure to make you smile.

If the hike isn’t enough of a challenge try a mountain bike tour and feel the rush of endorphins flood your body, leaving you feeling uplifted, accomplished and satisfied.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service 

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Saguaro Soldiers “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I love this scene!  It’s as if the Saguaros are soldiers standing guard over the desert, like “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Miles of Saguaro Cacti blanket the Sonoran Desert, sweeping across the landscape.

Such a magnificent place and so much to see! Some say it’s like a live, desert zoo, with such diversity and abundant in life.

Let us share the beauty of this beautiful desert oasis with you. We can go by bike or hike, it’s your adventure and Southwest Trekking is here to help make lasting memories.

Call 520.296.9661 to book your next adventure!

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor guiding service!

Join us for an amazing guided hiking or guided mountain bike adventure.
We would like to recommend….

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N Resort Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020

Nestled in the foothills of the Catalina Mountain range the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has it all!

398 luxury guestrooms, including 27 suites
2 heated pools and Jacuzzi
37,000 square feet of indoor function space and nearly 40,000 square feet of outdoor space
2 Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses
Lakeside Spa, a Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Resort Spa and standout facility among hotels in Tucson
Named in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Hotels for World’s Best Family Travel
Complimentary Wi-Fi in every guest room—and in public spaces
https://www.loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon

A Desert Oasis fully equipped with lakeside spa, full size golf course, and an undisturbed nature path taking you right through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert to a majestic waterfall pool.

Best of all they are located right next to some of the best hiking in Tucson!

If you would like to go for a guided mountain bike adventure we will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to a trail specific to your wants and abilities.

So ask for Southwest Trekking while staying at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and make it a trip of a lifetime.

 

Southwest Trekking
Professional Guide Service 
(520) 296-9661
www.swtrekking.com

The Arizona Trail

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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New and exciting trails!

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Mountain biking in Southern Arizona is unlike any other place you have been. Incredible trails with diversity and wonderful scenery.

The best way to get out and enjoy an outdoor adventure in the Tucson area is to hire Southwest Trekking professional guide service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking, we also provide bicycle rentals of various types including road cycles and comfort cruisers.

Our personalized tours always include transportation and equipment, as well as the peace of mind of having a professional guide with you during your adventure.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Another Glorious Tucson Sunrise!

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Sunrise is always a very special time of day, but the colors are especially beautiful during our monsoon season here in Tucson.  I captured this photo early this morning from the Tucson Mountains and the photo doesn’t really do it justice.

If you would like to get outside for a sunrise or sunset experience in the desert, give us  a call!  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

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

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

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Desert Tortoise

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

I spotted this tortoise on the trail while mountain biking at Fantasy Island yesterday.

They are much more active during monsoon season, but people need to take care not to disturb them in any way!

A desert tortoise may spend up to 95 percent of its life in burrows, only emerging to feed, bask, and breed when the weather allows, mostly during the monsoon season. In fact, it will get most of its food for the entire year during this period. It eats the leaves, stems, and flowers of many species of desert plants.

Another adaption that makes the desert tortoise suited for desert-life is the ability to acquire almost all of its water from the plants that it eats. Because desert tortoise live in an arid climate where most of the rainfall occurs during the monsoons, it is able to store water in its bladder for use during drought. It can go over a year without drinking. One of its defense mechanisms when handled or disturbed is to release the contents of its bladder, which can deplete its water supply and can cause harm or death during a drought. For this reason, if you find a desert tortoise, do not pick it up.

If you observe a desert tortoise in the wild, it is best to let it continue on its way. Observing tortoises in the wild is an exciting experience, but human handling can be deadly for wild tortoises. Tortoises store water in their bladder during dry times of the year, and if disturbed, they will release the contents of their bladder and likely die from dehydration. The one exception to this rule is if a tortoise is in harm’s way trying to cross a road. If it is safe to do so, gently lift the tortoise high enough so its feet are just above the ground and transport the tortoise across the road in the direction it was heading.

The Sonoran Desert is an exciting and varied place to explore.  Let our guides take you out for a hike or mountain bike ride to maximize your experience!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Desert Blooms!

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Our summer rains are bringing out flowers everywhere in the desert!  This cactus is not a native to the Sonoran Desert, but is certainly enjoying the climate!

Why not come out and enjoy the blooms with an experienced guide?  We can help you plan a hike or mountain bike trip suited just for you.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com