Southwest Trekking
Southwest Trekking
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Southwest Trekking is a professional guide service based in Tucson, AZ. Whether your into mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking (trekking), wildlife, planets or the stars, we can provide you with the guides to make it all happen. Our well-trained guides are friendly and dedicated to providing you a safe, unique, and unforgettable journey though remote areas of Southern Arizona.
Tucson, Arizona

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Anastasia K
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Had a hike with them at the JW Marriott, had an incredible experience - thank you so much for the insightful info about the area, the plants and the wildlife. Loved it!
Written June 20, 2022
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Amitaf
Houston, TX29 contributions
Jan 2020
Nick of Southwest Trekking led an hour-long guided hike along Ventana Canyon for Loews Resort guests. It was a wonderful, relaxed early morning hike that about 10-12 resort guests participated in. Nick had head lights for us and was super knowledgeable about the flora and fauna along the way. He was wonderfully entertaining and really connected with all of us in the group. My friends and I were so extremely glad we found out about this hike and to have Nick as our guide. Thanks again, Nick! Greetings from Houston!
Written January 30, 2020
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doug B
Chicago, IL122 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I stumbled across these guys while staying at the JW Marriott, where they have a service desk. Anthony turned cartwheels to line us up a high-end road bicycle on very short notice. Among other things, he had two bikes brought up from their main base of operations so I could pick between them (both were first class carbon models). He couldn’t have been more responsive and accommodating. He also was very helpful in recommending hikes on the extensive trails that started at the back door of the resort. I discussed with the owner, Jake, some of their mountain biking excursions and it sounded like they do some very challenging ones that I plan to do with them in the future. Southwest added a great dynamic to a great trip and accessing them right out of the JW Marriott was incredibly convenient.
Written May 8, 2019
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PeterTiger2
Belley, France35 contributions
Apr 2017
Trek in Catalina foothills. This 4-hour trek was by far the highlight of our 10 day holiday. Very well judged route was exactly hard enough to make us feel we had put effort in to the day, but not exhausted. John knew when we wanted a rest and when to press. Beautiful views. Very friendly and informative re geology, flora and fauna and lots of other subjects too. We will definitely call SW Trekking when we next go to Tucson.
Written April 15, 2017
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We are so happy to hear you had an awesome experience with Southwest Trekking!! Let us know when you're coming out to Arizona next to schedule another adventure!
Written April 29, 2018
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Judy C
San Antonio, TX38 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
In Tucson, staying at the JW Marriott, for Spring Break with the fam including my 2 crazy boys (8 & 10). We decided to put the boys in a 2 hr guided desert biking adventure while my husband golfed and I watched their little sis. Although I was a bit nervous at first, sending my little boys off into the desert with a stranger and full Camelbaks, I was quickly settled by meeting their awesome guides (Jim and Cassi) and seeing my kids ear to ear grins as they practiced riding their bikes on the front lawn of the hotel (sorry JW). 2 hrs later, when I met them back at the drop off point, I was greeted by my sweaty and happy (but amazing not tired enough) kids with stories of their amazing adventure.
My oldest enjoyed it so much he even behaved himself for the balance of the trip to earn another outing (little bro was golfing with dad). Cassi was his private guide this time. On his 2nd trip, however, my little daredevil encountered a lose patch of dirt (I'm told it was not bc he was going too fast... 😕) and had a wipeout worthy of American Funniest Videos. Fortunately for him, Cassi was prepared with all the first aid gear and was even nice to him as he picked the rocks out of his wound. Fear not, the only permanent damage was to the little aspiring ego and the story will surely live on to be larger than life.

In summary, a fabulous experience for my kids and that makes one happy mom! Thanks Southwest Trekking!
Written March 13, 2017
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Awesome story! Thanks so much for sharing your sons adventure! They were in good hands with our experienced guides and we are happy to wear them out a little for you! So happy to hear you had a great experience!
Written April 29, 2018
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KVTexas
Dallas, TX54 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
I was referred to Southwest Trekking by the concierge of the hotel at which I was staying with my family. I emailed the owner in advance of my arrival in the area and worked out details for a half-day hike for me alone. I am an experienced and avid hiker, so I requested a route with elevation gain and great views. I was not disappointed. My guide, Koi, was on on-time, friendly, and very knowledgable about local flora and fauna. In short, my hike on Wasson Peak was great and I would recommend ST to anyone.
Written January 2, 2017
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We're so glad you had a great and challenging experience! Let us know the next time you travel to Tucson so we can schedule another guided hike with you!
Written April 29, 2018
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Noemi S
Chicago32 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
We visited Arizona for spring break with my family. The boys wanted to mountain bike, and the whole family desired to hike. Koi was our guide for both experiences. For mountain biking, he picked trails around our area the first day, and after assessing my teenage son's riding ability, the boys hit the trails. They had a wonderful experience the first day, and went for more challenging trails the second day. We then all hiked Romero Canyon as a family few days later. Overall, loved the customized experience and would highly recommend booking with Southwest Trekking.
Written May 17, 2016
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Emily W
Davis, CA2 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
My sister and I took a 2 hour trek from the Starr Pass JW Marriott Hotel with Dan. It was both of our first times doing mountain biking. We embarked onto a tough trail but were guided through the challenge beautifully! We both learned so much during our time on the trails and had an absolute ball! Dan provided tips, advice, and proper heads-up for upcoming challenges on the route we were taking. It was such a great first time out, and I would absolutely recommend their services to anyone of any skill level for a ride in the Tucson mountains!
Written March 20, 2016
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James L
Shawnee, KS783 contributions
Jan 2016 • Business
We recently did a mountain bike tour with a group with lots of different experience levels. The guides were all first rate and extremely patient and always looking with safety first - always tracking where we were and communicating via radio. In short this was a highlight of my visit to Tucson thanks to this team. I'd highly recommend it!
Written January 13, 2016
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MLL074
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
May 2015 • Business
I organised a Guided MTB Tour with Southwest Trekking and had a great time. The guide took me to a beautiful canyon in the desert, the MTB riding was great for all abilities, and when he identified that I could actually ride, he stepped it up a notch and we flew through the flowing turns, dodging the cactus. It was not all fast paced riding though, we took plenty of breaks, chatted about the desert plants and wildlife and compared it to 'home'. There was plenty of water and snacks on hand if needed. The bike was OK for me, but I am used to riding higher end bikes, so going back to a hard-tail was a challenge to start with.

All in all a great 4 hours, definitely worth my money! Highly recommended.
Written May 3, 2015
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