You should join The Arizona Virtual Jeep Club (AZVJC)
. The largest Net jeep club free. Very active though most are south of us and doing day runs would be a very early start. But you can also get in the big runs that come up, like Rubicon/ moab etc., next year in Aug I plan to lead/ tail gunner depends on the group the Dusy Ershim Trail
. This would be a 3 day run, camping. Since these trips involve "Vacation time for most people" and all at the same time early planning is a must.
Local clubs that run the northern area are a great way to find people that wheel in our area. I know a few Jeep clubs that run trails from Bullhead to Flag and as south as Parker(my home club). There are a few very classic trails that are long day runs. One that would be a buckit list would be Moss Wash.
You can run with just about ANY Jeep club just check there list of up coming runs that fit your time. Most runs are open to public, you would sign a waver. Then you can run with them, and have the security if anything goes wrong if it can be fixed or towed out. We leave no man behind ever.
Anyway welcome to AZ wheeling, winter comes it gets better here in the low areas our season comes.