Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

4.7
#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to America’s only mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft.

Have a wild adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Take a look at our Colorado Springs trip planner to schedule your visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Such a fun day! We went as a day trip from Denver and having grown up going to the Bronx Zoo wasn’t sure how it would compare. We weren’t let down! The animal assortment was fantastic and you could te...  more »
  • Went to the zoo to walk off the Broadmoor buffet... really enjoyed it. Make sure to spend the extra $2 to ride up to the top, and then walk your way down. You can then ride back up and see the other s...  more »
  • This is a great zoo! Better than most zoos we have gone too! Highly recommend going and feeding the giraffes!  more »
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  • I love zoo's and this one is right up there as one of the best I've been too. It's on a mountain so be prepared to do a lot of walking, but extremely worth it! Great animal habitat allowing great views of the animals and each was just right for each animal to feel at home. The bears were great especially the trainer feeding/chat. The best part was that you could feed the giraffes lettuce right from your own hands! It was incredible
  • Love this place. Super accommodating. Huge love for the sincere care towards the animals. And always willing to right their wrongs. Such a lovely place for the community all around. They really separate themselves from other zoos with both knowledge and consideration for the beautiful animals. The views are incredible too. Just make sure you get there at 2 pm at the latest to see all the animals, especially without rushing, as the entire zoo takes about 2-3 hours.
  • Best zoo I have ever been to. The selection of animals was amazing. We got to see the zookeeper feed and interact with the bears for quite awhile. We had the opportunity to feed the giraffes lettuce. The ape exhibit was breathtaking. The apes were right on the other side of the glass and was amazing to see. The lions had a relaxation zone and were roaring so close to us. The zoo is on the mountain and has the best view of Colorado Springs.
  • The zoo is always fantastic. We have a season pass and have for about two months. It's already paid for itself and then some. Their educational resources are wonderful and each day you can see different animal trainings and activities. This zoo is self funded so there are many feeding experiences and activities to take part in that cost. Bring an extra few dollars a kid and support their conservation efforts within the zoo as well as across the globe. I HIGHLY recommend the zoo!
  • Excellent zoo! They have a wide variety of animals to see. They have feeding experiences for most of the animals as well as a zookeepers around to ask questions. The zoo also has a ton of stuff that is kid oriented and educational. They have a playground and an area called my big backyard that is geared towards kids. They have a cafeteria style eatery, and the pizza was good. The zoo is a bit of a climb so be prepared for a bit of a hike. Would definitely go again.

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