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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Stepping out of your comfort zone and going beyond your known boundaries creates the feeling of fearlessness, an accomplishment and experience that is only felt if you try.

The professional Guiding staff of Southwest Trekking is more then excited each time we get to take those with an adventurous spirit out into our unique and vast desert landscape.

Whether you are new to the outdoor experience or an enthusiast looking for new territory to explore we are well equipped to guide you in your journey.

Guided Hiking

Guided Biking

Bicycle Rentals

Professional Eco-Tours

Event Shuttles and Support

Give us a call to schedule your next tour or event

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guiding Service



Change Of Season

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

As the monsoon season comes to a close let us take a moment to reflect on the beauty and the replenishment of life that the rains bring to the Sonoran Desert.

The change of season means cooler weather and is the beginning of all day adventures with the Southwest Trekking Professional Guides. 

Arduous journeys for those who indulge in extremes!

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road Cycling
  • Event Support
  • Bicycle Rentals


Abundant Wildlife

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The early morning is one of the best times to get out to capture the wildlife here in the Old Pueblo.

It is common to encounter wildlife but this morning was an extra special treat! In just one hour our Southwest Trekking’s guests were treated to an abundance of wildlife.

We were blessed to come across a large Desert Tortoise (pictured above), a family of Mule Deer

A large Tarantula

A family of Javalina

And the awesome variety of green desert vegetation covering the landscape.

Join us on a hike or biking tour in the land of the Giant Saguaros and enjoy the abundance of life energies!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service





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

Tobacco Hornworm

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

This has to be the biggest caterpillar I’ve ever seen and the first time spotting one of these guys.

I thought for a moment I had stepped into the animated Pixar movie “Bugs Life”! The character is a very large fat caterpillar named “Hans”. However that would be silly, this is a real Caterpillar, a Tobacco Hornworm.

There is another hornworm that is very similar looking, it is a Tomato Hornworm. The Tobacco hornworm has a black stripe the tops the white strip.

Both of these species turn into the Sphinx Moth also known as a Hawk Moth. The Tobacco Sphinx will have 6 orange dots on it’s abdomin while the Tomatoe Sphinx will only have 5 smaller orange dots.

There is nothing more exciting then the discovery of something new, this is what I experience everyday I am out on the trails and to share this awesome and unique environment with others is so fulfilling.

Join us on a nature tour and let us be a part of helping make memories of this beautiful Green Desert Oasis.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service




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.


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!

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

Heart of the Desert

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The Heart of the Sonoran Desert

can be found in all things

when we are present

in the moment


Scolopendra polymorpha – Giant Sonoran Centipede

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Meet the Scolopendra polymorpha, the Giant Sonoran Centipede! This is by far the creepiest thing to me however as creepy as it is, I am fascinated by it and know it’s not to fear, it has no interest in us so admire from a distant and don’t touch.

There are two types of Centipedes native to the Sonoran Desert, the Giant Sonoran Centipede and the Common Centipede, which is much smaller and more brown and banded then the Giant. The Giant pictured above is about 6 inches or more! It is different in color and markings, it is larger and has much more venom then the Common Centipede.

Giant Centipedes are large enough and venomous enough to  make a meal out of small frogs, lizards, and rodents!

The Sonoran Desert is a special place with so much diversity of life. I can never get bored of just how amazing and healing this great Desert is.

Join us at Southwest Trekking for an educational guided hiking or mountain biking tour!

Transportation and equipment is always included for your customized adventure.






Sunrise Stillness

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The stillness of an early morning sunrise hike in Molino Basin of the Catalina Mountains reveals the peaceful stillness that we all are in search of.

Feeling out of balance and need to reground yourself? Join one of  SW Trekking’s Professional Guides for that grounding, peaceful reconnection to our life source, nature.

If you’re looking for more of an action packed adventure to test your limits and push thru your fear factor? We provide that as well. Mountain Biking will surely be your ticket to feeling that accomplishment and realization of what you can achieve.

We specialize in:

  • Guided Hiking
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road and Mountain Bike Rentals
  • Trail and Event Support
  • Individual and Large Groups
  • Lasting Joyful Memories

Southwest Trekking

Proffesional Guiding Service