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There's a Second Troll Coming to Colorado's Wilderness

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on July 25   |   Updated on July 28
a giant wooden troll sits in a forest in Colorado

Isak Heartstone, the Breckenridge troll. (Anthony Quintano / Flickr)

A second troll is coming to Colorado. The first — the infamous, 15-foot Isak Heartstone — lives in Breckenridge. You can find him watching over hikers strolling along the Trollstigen Trail. Isak is known to be quiet but friendly, always willing to indulge selfie-takers, but doesn’t take kindly to being climbed on. He serves his community by showing visitors the benefits of recycling (he is, after all, made entirely of reclaimed wood). Your best chance for catching Isak on his own is before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m.

Soon though, Isak will have a fellow troll friend not too far away. The new troll is expected to take up residency somewhere in Teller County, a few hours south of Denver, and arrive sometime between July 27 and August 4. Like Isak, the Teller County troll is coming to us from the troll king himself, Danish artist and activist Thomas Dambo — and it’s not the only one! Dambo is in the middle of a cross-country journey during which he will introduce 10 new trolls, each with their own unique personality, to forests and parks across the U.S. You can keep your eye out for updates on the Teller County troll — and its brethren in other states! — by following @thomasdambo on Instagram.

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