Congress, Arizona: Skull Rock

Helped along with ample applications of white paint, Skull Rock once terrified passengers on the Santa Fe Railroad.
Date Creek Rd, Congress, AZ
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.
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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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