I'm a bit north of you, in Sandwich. My son goes to ISU, so we go past/through El Paso quite often.
Have you checked out Crossroads Jeep Club on Facebook? It's Facebook based, but has face-face meetings every month and outings scheduled every month. Right now it's alternating between Cliffs - Badlands, but we're looking to hit Bundy Hill in Michigan this spring.
1995 Blue YJ i-4 AX-5 33" Cepek Crushers on 2.5" Rancho lift - SOLD October 2010
1996 White ZJ i-6 auto bone stock
1987 Maroon YJ i-6 Auto (1.5" body lift. OME 2 1/2" lift. Rancho RS5000 shocks. Rancho steering stabilizer. A-Z Fabrication rock slides. More upgrades coming soon - LOL)
The "sideways" build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...hread-2164793/