Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s highest zoo, above sea level at the astonishing elevation of 6,800 feet and proudly calls Colorado Springs home. Over 800 animals, with 30 being on the endangered list, reside here. Come for the exquisite line up of exotic species but also some breathtaking Colorado City views.
The zoo is easily reached from downtown Colorado Springs and conveniently located less than ten minutes from The Broadmoor.
WHAT TO DO AT THE ZOO
Visiting a zoo does not have to constitute just walking around, looking at animals in their habitat. When you visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you can immerse yourself and family in some outstanding experiences.
A modern art exhibit at the zoo? Yes, after all, it is the perfect location. Forty species of reptiles enjoy as close to their natural habits as possible at Scutes Family Gallery.
Head over to the African Rift Valley exhibit and check out a giraffe as up close as possible. Grab some of their favorite delicacies, hold out your hand, and be mesmerized as they enjoy what they love right out of your hand. More herd of giraffe live at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo than at any other zoo.
After you have finished feeding the stately tall creatures, check out African lions, Grant’s Zebra, and a host of others that call this beautiful exhibit their home.
Unlock your inner child and take a ride on the historic Carousel that has been entertaining kids of all ages since 1937.
Mountaineer Sky Ride Experience
Tame your love, or fear, of heights when you climb on the Mountaineer Sky Ride. Keep your eyes open as you zoom above the Amur tigers, grizzly bears, and Rocky Mountain goats.
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Your zoo ticket gives you access to this historical monument that is less than 1.5 miles from the zoo entrance. As you take an incredible family ride up the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway, you will soon be greeted by exquisite architecture. Standing at an elevation of 8,136, the top deck of the shrine, which is dedicated to Will Rogers, provides spectacular views of the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Springs, so do not forget the camera!
SHOP THE ZOO
While nothing can replace a photo of you or your loved one snuggled up to the glass barrier as a grizzly bear swims in front of you, having a plush version of this mighty creature, or a tiger comes close.
Explore the gift shop located inside the entrance of the zoo for some incredible finds. T-shirts, toys, water bottles, and a plush animal collection that one would die for awaits your visit. Grab a baby giraffe, hug a flamingo, squeeze a moose, slither around with an Anaconda snake, or touch them all. Plush animals are an excellent way to remember your Cheyenne Mountain Zoo experience.
Are you looking for something more unique for the kiddos, then pick up an Aussie hat and let them feel like they are head zookeeper? To accompany this role, do not forget the Monocular.
These are just a few of the remarkable experiences that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has to offer. Some other incredible experiences are a custom animal experience, celebrate your birthday with a zoo animal birthday party, and so much more. Whether you come for an hour to relax on your lunch break or explore all day, there is something here for everyone.