Located south west of downtown Colorado Springs, one mile from the Broadmoor, at 6,800 feet the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the highest zoo (in elevation) in the country, and one of only two mountain zoos in the nation. Leisure and business groups visiting the area will be treated to a truly unique experience with terrific views of the surrounding hills and vast plains beyond. Visiting the zoo is an excellent activity when in the Colorado Springs area and will be the high point for meeting participants or as a spouse program and is also well suited to leisure group activities .
An independent non-profit organization, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a variety of volunteer opportunities, classes, and animal experiences created just for adults, in addition to their children’s learning programs. The Zoo offers personal animal encounters where visitors can get closer to their favorite animal than they ever thought possible. Or, see the zoo in a whole new light on a moonlight safari. The safari is hosted after hours, when closed to the public, and guests are given a private tour and dinner. All or parts of the property can also be rented for special events, accommodating 50 to 150 + guests. Special entertainment extras can also be arranged, from prizes and rides to animal demonstrations.
Soar directly over the zoo on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, a chairlift-style ride with unparalleled views. In addition to the exotic Encounter Africa exhibit complete with lions, giraffe, gorilla, and elephants, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers an exhibit entirely unique to the state. Experience the native wildlife of Colorado closer than ever before possible in the Rocky Mountain Wildlife exhibit. Animals include mountain lions, grizzly bears, river otters, wolves, the lynx, and even the majestic bald eagle. And woven through the exhibit is a variety of the natural Plantae inhabitants of Colorado including blue spruce, choke cherry, quaking aspen, and wood rose. For a truly wild time, visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
The Zoo is open everyday through the summer 9am – 6pm and 9am – 5pm the remainder of the year. Admission prices run $9 – $18.