Meet Halvor Flowstone!
What's 14-feet tall and ready to welcome you to Glenwood Springs? Halvor Flowstone!
This year, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is unveiling a new friendly face in the form of a giant troll that is ready to greet new friends and take a few photos with them, as well.
Named Halvor Flowstone, he is the second troll crafted for Colorado, joining the fan-favorite Isaak Heartstone located in Breckenridge. Hal, as he is affectionately known by staff at the park, was made by Brainchild Creative of Sevierville Tennessee.
According to the park, Halvor means "defender of the rock" in Old Norse. Flowstone is a cave formation that looks like a frozen waterfall.
Learn a little more about Hal's lore, courtesy of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park:
Legend has it that Halvor lived with his troll parents 150 feet underneath the ground inside Glenwood Caverns until he was old enough to guard the treasures of King’s Row by himself. King’s Row is the most-highly decorated cave room in Colorado. After living alone for thousands of years, Halvor heard the sounds of laughter once the cave was open to tours. Eventually, he followed those sounds and made his way outside for the first time where he fell in love with the sun and the moon and the bright blue skies.
Halvor now serves as honorary Protector of the Cave from his home on the Iron Mountain Trail where he eagerly awaits opening day to make new friends. He’s comfortable seated, ready for kids of all ages to climb onto his feet, legs and lap—or to tickle his chin—and is always smiling for the camera.
As his story relates, fans are welcome to climb on his lap, take pictures, and much more.
The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park reopens this week (June 8). As with most other area attractions, there are a few COVID-19 guidelines they will be following, including asking guests to wear face coverings and a limited capacity of people in the park.
"We are excited to announce that after months of being closed, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is reopening! We can’t wait to welcome you back and make you smile," said the park's website, where you can find the list of precautions being taken. You can learn more about Halvor on the website, as well.
Will you be visiting Colorado's newest resident Halvor Flowstone? Let us know in the comments!