Congress, Arizona: Skull Rock

Helped along with ample applications of white paint, Skull Rock once terrified passengers on the Santa Fe Railroad.
Address:
Date Creek Rd, Congress, AZ
Directions:
From Hwy 89, two miles north of Congress, turn west onto Date Creek Rd/County Rd 62 (dirt washboard with moderate-to-heavy truck traffic). Drive 5.5 miles, cross train tracks, then drive one more mile and look to your right.
Admission:
Free
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Skull Rock.

Skull Rock

Legend has that a track crew from the Santa Fe Railroad turned the rock into a skull with paint as a practical joke. Train conductors would tell the passengers, just before they'd round a curve, that Indians killed a scout and left his skull as a warning -- and then the passengers would see the rock. It has been maintained by locals over the years. As a bonus, on the road to Skull Rock there's a White Horse Rock, too.

[Phrank Phester, 04/21/2016]

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