Arches National Park
Arches National Park, http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm, is a great example of the canyonlands of the Southwest U.S. When I was there in a July it was 105 degrees in the shade. This picture is of the Lone Pine Arch. All the people there were pressed up against a cliff to stay in the shade. This scenery just begs for a Western story.