Breckenridge’s popular trail troll can stay for now, town officials say — The Know

Children visit the “Isak Heartstone”, a 15-foot wooden troll by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, along the Wellington Trail as part Breckenridge Internationals Festival of the Arts Monday, Aug. 13, in Breckenridge. (Hugh Carey, Summit Daily)

Breckenridge Town Council will keep the town’s hugely popular trail troll, at least for now.

Named “Isak Heartstone” by the artist who created him, the troll is about a mile up the Wellington Trail in the Wellington neighborhood. The troll has been the subject of intense coverage in the media and on social media since he came to life in August, which has only helped drive huge crowds to him and cause problems for nearby homeowners.

Weighing three options on Tuesday — including taking the troll down, relocating him or keeping Isak where he is — five Breckenridge council members favored keeping the troll in place over the other two options.

The idea is the town will work to lessen the adverse effects homeowners are seeing throughout the winter before re-evaluating the situation again this spring.

Mayor Eric Mamula and Councilwoman Erin Gigliello were in the minority Tuesday, as they stuck up for the homeowners. At the same time, other council members noted that while the troll has been a problem for those people, he’s also been enjoyed by thousands, even becoming a point of “pride” for the community.

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