Deserts and Xeric ShrublandsDeserts and Xeric Shrublands
is a biome
in which the climate is very dry, either hot or cold
It is characterized by
Colorado's San Luis Valley
is a typical cold xeric shrubland located in the temperate zone at high elevation although it does deviate from the general description in being densely populated with small animals and their pedators.
See also desert -- List of Deserts and Xeric Shrublands ecoregions