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"Consider me a laid-back mountain guy who lives to deliver unbelievably cool tours of the   American Southwest."

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My name is Craig. My friends call me ‘Scoop’. You can too.


I’ve lived in the Southwest for over 35 years and have explored most of it. My goal is to share these unique places and the stories behind them with you. Let’s learn together about what makes the American Southwest so special.


I offer custom tours because we all want something different from our adventures. Some want to learn and soak up facts and trivia like a sponge. Others want a quiet, competent guide to usher them safely from one magical experience to another. What do you want from a custom tour? We can design a tour that will perfectly suit your needs.

I’m a former Academic Research Scholar and Interpretive Ranger with the National Park Service. Here’s the dry stuff: I hold degrees in Southwest History, Native American Studies, and Geology.  In addition, I have a Professional Drivers License (Class A w/chauffeurs endorsement) and have CPR and First aid certification. Furthermore, I have years of experience working at high-end golf clubs providing world-class customer service.


I started out in the "Skier Crowd" in western Colorado.  I was living a surfer-type lifestyle in the mountains. Consider me a laid-back mountain guy who lives to deliver unbelievably cool tours of the American Southwest.

These days, you can call me an Amateur Geographer, Cultural Anthropologist, Geologist, and Historian, and most importantly, your Custom Tour Designer.

It would be my honor to show you around and offer a little escape from the workaday world.

Give me a call or drop me an email and let’s plan your ideal tour!


Mister Southwest is based out of Phoenix, AZ but custom tours can start anywhere in the American Southwest.


We offer door-to-door service anywhere in the Phoenix metro area, 6am to 5pm.

Full-day tours include a catered lunch. Special diets can be easily accommodated - just let us know in advance.


Whether you're out for a solo adventure or traveling in a group, we've got ya covered. Small groups (1-3 tour guests) can be accommodated immediately. For groups of four or more, we request 48 hours' advance notice.

Half-day Tours (6am to 11am) start at $200 per person and include water and snacks 

Full-day Tours start at $500 per person and include all amenities (water, snacks, catered lunch, etc.)

Our 'Mister Southwest' promise to you:

• We will always be inclusive & welcoming to everyone.


• We will provide a safe and fun experience, personalized for you & your fellow travelers.


• We will provide you with top-notch customer service.

• We will explore lesser-known places & unlock the natural & historical secrets of the Southwest.

• We will celebrate together all things unique to Arizona & the American Southwest.


• We will help you to create unforgettable moments, cherished memories & amazing photographs.  

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