Visit the Breckenridge troll

Thing To Do Visit the Breckenridge troll


Isak Heartstone (the Breckenridge Troll) just may be modern Breckenridge’s most famous resident. Isak’s smiling face greets many visitors to his new home along Illinois Creek off of Boreas Pass Road. He must be happy to be there in his permanent spot; he’s holding on tightly to a nearby Lodgepole Pine Tree. Created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, Isak is a 15’ tall Troll cleverly made of scrap wood and recycled materials to remind us all to be kind to nature. Take the easy Trollstigen trail to say hello to this gentle giant.


Where is the Breckenridge Troll?

Isak Heartstone is a 15-foot tall wooden troll sculpture located on the Trollstigen Trail in Breckenridge, Colorado. The newly constructed trailhead is located in the southeast corner of the Stephen C. West Ice Arena parking lot, next to Illinois Gulch Trailhead.

Originally built as a part of the annual Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) held in August, Isak was created by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo, who is known worldwide for bringing awareness to recycling and upcycling by building great things out of trash.

During your visit, please keep Isak’s home in pristine condition and leave no trace on his surroundings by following the tips below.

*The Trollstigen Trail WILL NOT be maintained throughout the winter months. Please adventure safely.