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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  • We love taking the family here on a regular basis. Even buy the yearly pass. It is rated one of the best zoos in the country. It is at high altitude though, so be careful with sea level friend.  more »
  • This zoo is great zoo for young and old. You can get face to face with a giraffe, take a ride to the top of the mountain and scale the rock wall, not to mention the beautiful views and the amazing...  more »
  • This is a great zoo. The wolf exhibit is fantastic. They're best in the morning when it's cool and the zoo is less crowded. The African rift valley is great too. I miss the hill that housed the birds....  more »
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  • This zoo is incredible. The environments for the animals were so cool. Lots of nature feel to everything. Don't really feel like you're at the zoo. Definitely worth the price to become a member. Can't wait to try the zoo after dark!! Will definitely be back. Oh and feeding Giraffes was a life changing experience!!
  • I wish I could give more than a 5 star review. This place was amazing and the best zoo my wife and I have ever been to. Great experience getting to feed the giraffes and an elephant. Love the conservation aspect and also enjoyed that it was built into a mountain. Beautiful view and lots of animals to see. Some of the zoo was closed for maintenance so we missed a few animals, but overall a wonderful experience. Prepare for lots of walking, but they do have scuttles and lots of sitting places.
  • Wonderful zoo and Beautiful grounds! I have been there several times getting the opportunity to feed the rhino and elephant (my personal favorite)! Awesome to take my son here for the first time who loved feeding the giraffes and the kid play area. All the staff is friendly and willing to answer your questions. Being so interactive really connects and unites animal lovers to strive to learn more and protect.
  • Best zoo I've ever been to! Beautifully maintained. Amazing habitats. Every employee we encountered or spoke with was very helpful and kind. We had lunch at the Grizzly Grill. They have vegetarian and vegan options. Bring cash and feed the giraffes, elephants, rhino, chickens, goats and more!! So.much.fun!!!
  • A great place to spend the day. The exhibits are well done, with a great diversity of animals. I would recommend going to the website beforehand, as they post a schedule of the show times, so you can plan out your visit. The shows are worth seeing, informative and fun. Pack a lunch as the food is expensive and isn't that great, better than Chuck E Cheese, but who wants to eat that.
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