On Highway 89 between the towns of Yarnell and Congress there is a frog. Well, it’s not actually on the road. It sits on top of a pile of boulders on the west side of the road. It has been sitting there in all of its green splendor since 1928 when Sara Perkins spotted the frog-shaped rock and painted it green with black spots.

Rocky the FrogIn 1928 the road had just become part of the new federal highway system and was the main road between Phoenix and Prescott. The Perkins family owned a service station called the Arrowhead just across the road and a little north. The Arrowhead is still there although now it is a bar and grill.

So slow down a bit as you pass by and admire this 60-ton amphibian wonder.

To learn more about visiting the stretch of Highway 89 where Rocky the Frog is located, go to the Wickenburg to Prescott Road Trip Guide.