Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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A Truly Wild Time

Located southwest of downtown Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the highest-elevation zoo in the country. It is only one of two mountain zoos in the United States at an elevation of more than 6,700 feet. Visiting the zoo is an excellent activity when your group is in the Colorado Springs area.

A visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is ideal as a spouse program and well-suited for leisure group activities. Both inspirational and breathtaking, the zoo promises to be a high point of your Colorado getaway. It is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best zoos. With more than 750 animals from 150 different species (including more than 30 endangered species), there’s a lot to see:

  • Bald Eagles
  • Bears
  • Birds
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Goats
  • Grizzly Bears
  • Hippos
  • Lions
  • Lynx
  • Mountain Lions
  • Primates
  • Reptiles
  • River Otters
  • Tigers
  • Turtles
  • Wolves

A Unique Nature Experience for Your Group

Leisure and business groups visiting the area will be treated to a fascinating experience with terrific views of the surrounding hills and vast plains beyond. Visitors can experience the native wildlife of Colorado closer than ever before possible in the Rocky Mountain Wildlife exhibit. Woven through the exhibit is a variety of the natural Plantae inhabitants of Colorado including blue spruce, chokecherry, quaking aspen and wood rose. 

Guests can see the zoo on a whole new level on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, a chairlift-style ride with unparalleled views. The zoo also offers personal animal encounters where visitors can get closer to their favorite animal than they ever thought possible. An independent non-profit organization, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, classes, and animal experiences created just for adults, in addition to their children’s learning programs. 

Another popular outing is the zoo’s noted Moonlight Safari. The safari is hosted after hours and closed to the public. Guests are treated to a private tour and dinner. All or parts of the property can be rented for special events, accommodating 50-150 guests or more.  Special entertainment extras can be arranged – including prizes, rides and animal demonstrations.

The zoo is open daily during the summer months from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the rest of the year. General admission prices run $9-18, but there are discounts for groups. Groups of more than 15 can receive $2.00 off per person the day of the visit. Group rates are not valid with other discounts and coupons. Education program fees may require an additional charge and require advanced registration.