The friendly 14-foot-tall troll is ready to welcome guests back to the mountain-top theme park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where management is waiting for the approval to reopen.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2020)
There’s a friendly new face on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, that’s waiting to welcome guests back to the only mountain-top theme park in America. Halvor Flowstone, a 14-foot-tall troll, is the newest addition to the kid-friendly attractions at the park. Halvor means Defender of the Rock in Old Norse, and Flowstone is a cave formation that looks like melted cake icing or a frozen waterfall.
“Halvor, or Hal, as I like to call him, is one of the bright spots of this difficult spring. We’ve done a lot of work up here on a variety of projects since the park closed in mid-March, and this one has brought the most smiles,” Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park general manager Nancy Heard said. “Given the genuine joy he brings to our employees, we know that he’s going to be a big hit with our guests when we reopen.”
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.
Brainchild Creative of Sevierville, Tennessee, created Halvor out of fiberglass. More information is available at GlenwoodCaverns.com.
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Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, walking and wild tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and year-round attractions including the new Haunted Mine Drop, Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. Seasonal offerings include the Giant Canyon Swing, Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Wild West Express family coaster, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, a Ferris wheel ride and a holiday light display. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park operates the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs now open on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs.