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The backside of Arches area is very remote with limited cell coverage, bad roads, and no services. Travel safely and always tell people where you are going to be.
This hike is a quick jaunt down a dirt road to a seldom-visited arch. Vehicles with higher clearance can drive all the way to the arch parking lot. The drive to get to the trailhead is far more complex than the hike itself.
The hike starts at a cattle guard along the Highlands Road in the backside of Arches area. From the cattleguard, take the dirt two-track that heads northwest along the fence line before turn to the north. Once you have gone approximately 0.3 miles a spur road will appear on the left, along with a wooden sign saying, "Arch." From there it is a quick hike up the hill to the arch parking lot. La Boca arch is obvious from the parking area and a well-used trail descends to the wash at its base. You can climb up into the arch itself and relax, or a quick scramble up the west side of the slickrock will provide you access to the back of the arch. The slickrock dome provides fun and entertaining scrambles as well as views out towards Arches National Park and I-70 to the northeast.
None in the immediate vicinity.
Yes, primitive dispersed camping is allowed in this area.
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