welcome to the heat....
I'm just off to Rubicon this morning but PM me in a week and we'll touch base. there are just tons and tons of trails of all levels around here.
if you want some books to get you started on check out the 'great basin SUV trails book one and two' by Mitchell. when i moved here i had never done and jeeping in the desert and its got lots of good trails from mild to pretty darn fun for a stock or near stock jeep. good descriptions and a good intro to the area.
your welcome to borrow my copies if you would like too, again just hit me with a PM and we'll get together.
here are a few shots of some of the local trails.
4" clayton long Arm, 5 inch rear stretch. CRAWLER tank. 35" KM2 muds, 1" MML from Brown Dog. Rear D44 Locked with a Detroit & trussed on Alloy Shafts, 4 point triangulation. Rear disc conversion. AtoZ Cage. Rubicon OR241 4:1. Front D30, Polly Performance Sleeve kit, locked with ARB, Alloy Shafts and HD steering linkages. Clayton belly up and oil pan skids, PSC Rocker Knockers, ORO air powerd Swayloc, Onbard Vita 450 and tank for fills and ARB compressor for the locker. Covered in dents.