Regular days (Mon-Thurs): Adult (12-64): $19.75 Child (3-11): $14.75 | 2 & under: 75 cents

Peak days (Fri-Sun): Adult (12-64): $24.75 Child (3-11): $19.75 | 2 & under: 75 cents


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Last admission at 4 p.m.

Average Time

2 to 4 hours

Exertion Level


Have yourself a wild adventure at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a stunning mountainside attraction located at 6,800 feet above sea level and open 365 days a year. This popular Pikes Peak area attraction is home to some of the coolest animals on earth, each ready to make your acquaintance right now!

Enter an enchanting world filled with animals from around the world — and close to home. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo allows you to meet more than 750 animals and over 170 species, some of them up-close and personal! Feed lettuce to the majestic giraffes (the largest herd in any zoo), balance an adorable budgie on a popsicle stick filled with seeds or pet goats, chickens and a pig in My Big Backyard. There are also hippos, penguins, wolves, bears, tigers, primates, amphibians, insects, birds, bees, ponies, flamingos, elephants … whew! We’re out of breath, but not out of animals. And animals are only the beginning!

Want to soar like an eagle (the zoo has those, too)? Take a ride to new heights on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, where you can visit a yurt and check out amazing views of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. For more earthbound fun, hop on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s historic carousel, which has 20 jumping horses and two benched “chariots”.

While you can certainly bring a picnic to enjoy at any one of the numerous tables located throughout the zoo, there are also several places to dine on crispy chicken strips, juicy burgers and cold and rich ice cream treats. There’s even some finer dining at The Overlook, which has the best views around and allows you to order and be served at the table. 

Throughout the year, there are summer camps, overnights and other fun events for kids, plus animal encounters, birthday parties, homeschool opportunities, zookeeper talks and so much more. Every day is an adventure, so if you’re local, you should probably look into the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual passes.

The only way to truly understand what a treasure this mountain-top zoo is, is to see it for yourself! Slather on the sunscreen, load up the water and get ready for a wild animal safari in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.


Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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