Southwest Guided Adventures has been operating for over 30 years in the Tucson area. Our guides are experienced professionals with education and certifications including: Wilderness First Responders, First Aid & CPR, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Army/Navy Veterans, Professional Athletes. Southwest Guided Adventures is fully insured with liability and commercial transportation insurance.
Robert grew up in the Florida panhandle riding on the neighborhood BMX track, playing in the woods, and swimming competitively. Mtbing was one of many outdoor hobbies through life until it became his main focus when he moved to Tucson in 2014. Robert has degrees and previous careers in Construction Management and as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. His outdoor adventure guiding career began in 2016 with Canyon Ranch and then Southwest Trekking. In 2019, Robert became the new owner of Southwest Trekking, and began the rebirth of the company into Southwest Guided Adventures. Robert views his time with outdoor adventures as a medium for health & wellness and spirituality, and to connect himself with the local culture, community, and natural environment.
Jim is a career nurse with a love of biking. Most of his free time is spent on the trails around Tucson.. He has worked as a trail guide for many years and is an expert on the trails. His nursing skills are also a great asset to have on a ride.
Cliff has worked for a number of years managing a bike shop. He has great skills in bike repair. He has been guiding with us for a few years and has become very familiar with the trails.
Since 1993, Dustin has been leading adventure and outdoor education courses throughout the desert southwest and the world. His training started while serving as a Sergeant in the US Army’s mountain phase of Ranger School. He further developed his love for the outdoors as a mountaineering and rock climbing instructor for Outward Bound and NOLS. Dustin’s guide experience includes working with wilderness therapy clients in Utah, owner and operator of Sonoran Adventures, and a hiking and mountain biking guide for Miraval. He has worked for Southwest Trekking as a professional guide since 2009.
Peak is our acting CHO (Chief Happiness Officer), Frisbee Director, and a true lover of the Sonoran Desert. While herding cattle is in his DNA, he'd rather be guiding the pack on trail runs, hikes, or a MTB ride. Peak started learning the local trails at just 6 months old and pushes everyone to get outside and go find an adventure. ARF!