Giant troll

(Courtesy of Glenwood Caverns)

Towering at 14-feet tall while sitting down, Halvor Flowstone is sure to be a favorite photo opportunity for families touring Colorado during the summer of 2020.

Dubbed "Protector of the Cave," this friendly mountain troll can be found on Iron Mountain Trail in Glenwood Springs. Legend has it that Halvor, meaning "defender of the rock" in Old Norse, was born long ago deep inside of Iron Mountain,  and now resides in Glenwood Caverns.

Halvor Flowstone is the newest addition at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Visitors can gain admission to the park and other Glenwood Springs attractions with the "FunDay" pass available online at

""Nowadays, kids love Halvor so much that they play by his feet and climb onto his lap. Sometimes the grown ups do, too," the park said on its website. "He never moves, at least not when there are people around, and still takes his job as Protector of the Cave very seriously."

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park features a number of thrill rides and other attractions, including an alpine coaster, a canyon swing, a mine drop, and a zipline. Cave tours are also available.

Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.

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