“Sacred Place in the Wilderness” – A celebration of beauty in the wild lands of the southwest


Ready to explore the canyons, culture, and deserts of the Southwest? Experience a once in a lifetime journey on one of our multi-generational adventure tours.

An Experience Unlike Any Other

You have many travel companies to choose from, but Southwest Discoveries is a little bit different. Our unique itineraries put expert guides on your side for every new adventure you encounter.

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We’ve tested the waters, explored the trails, and gone through each adventure – and we loved every second of it. Our guides’ experience works in your favor. Through our familiarity with the region, you can be sure that you’re seeing the best the Southwest has to offer.


Culture, history, and information can change the way you see the world around you. Our knowledgeable guides fill you in on the hidden details you might not hear anywhere else. We tell the story of the Southwest, making your trip a little more exciting.

No two tours are the same. That’s because we personalize each adventure and experience to your preferences. If you don’t feel comfortable with a portion of the trip, talk to us before you travel and we’ll let you know what other options are available to you.

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Our goal is to keep you, energized, happy and safe while instilling a sense of freedom and adventure that you wouldn’t otherwise experience.


Our guides have led hikes, canyoneering tours and backpacking outings for the Sierra Club, the world’s leading conservation group. Mitch Stevens, the founder of Southwest Discoveries, continues to serve as outings chairman for the Rincon Group of the Sierra Club in Tucson.

The core mission of the Sierra Club is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, was the most famous and influential conservationist and naturalist on the planet. He believed that by taking people out into the wilderness, partaking in adventurous activities such as hiking and backpacking, they would fall in love with wild places and want to protect them. That is the core mission of Southwest Discoveries.

It is our hope that you will feel the same way we do after experiencing these endangered places and help us preserve these wonders. By doing so, those who succeed us in time will not be denied the chance to be filled with that same awe that brings forth all that is best in us.

Is Adventure Travel for You?

Southwest Discoveries offers adventure tours to baby boomers and multi-generational groups. If you have a sense of adventure, want to break a little further away from your comfort zone and be enriched and awed by extraordinary places, our trips are designed for you!

Meet Mitch Stevens

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Mitch Stevens

Mitch Stevens is the founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries.

Born and raised in New York City, Mitch came to discover the great outdoors and fall in love with Arizona’s special places. Through his countless trips across the state and region, Mitch made it his mission to encourage fellow hikers and enthusiasts to protect the beauty of the desert.

After growing up surrounded by asphalt, Mitch pursued an education at City College of New York. After graduating with a degree in geology, he eagerly left the confines of the city and he and his wife moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1984.

Now, he continues to embrace his fascination with the desert beauty by creating and leading multigenerational tours throughout the southwest. His experience coupled with his passion for the great outdoors make him a unique tour guide and outings leader.

Your Enjoyment is Our Priority

Mitch and all of the guides at Southwest Discoveries place top priority on tour participant satisfaction. Every tour is designed to exceed expectations and leave travelers feeling breathless at the sight of beauty and one-of-a-kind adventure.

Start Planning Your Next Adventure With Us

Intrigued? Want to learn more? Contact us to get started planning your next trip to the Southwest.


Southwest Discoveries, LLC, Tours Operators & Promoters, Tucson, AZ