From Branch Whitney of the excellent Hiking Las Vegas blog:
I am not a big fan of the typical desert peaks. Most have boring approaches, crappy rock, and long drives. I do not consider the peaks in Red Rock or Mt. Charleston as desert peaks. The rock there is much different. So I “cherry pick” the desert peaks I do climb. Here’s a list of my favorite:
Mopah and Umpah Points
details – My Favorite Desert Peaks
All of the routes to these peaks and another 350 routes are available for members of HikingLasVegas.