Zoos & Wildlife

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Colorado Springs, CO

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 700 Cheyenne Mountain Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA Number: 719 633 9925 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

We LOVE animals, and at America's ONLY mountain zoo, you not only get to encounter some incredible creatures, but do so in a magical setting!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a amazing place for kids AND adults to visit. In addition to all the amazing species of animals, there are some great opportunities to get up close with them too!

There are Zoo Exploration Tours where you will be taken by a zoo team member and share all their behind the scenes stories. There is the eye-opening Animal Care 101 where kids learn how important it is to look after animals int he home, and if they one day want to work in the zoo, try out Zoo Career Day!

For those little animal lovers, there are early childhood programs, as well as early explorers programs which really give kids a kick start on their animal educations. And teens aren't forgotten either! Through experiences like Zoo Crew and Junior Zoo Keeper - great for those kids aged 12 to 17 - they can really learn what it means to take care of animals. 

And of course, there are the animals themselves! Where to start! From mammals such as elephants, tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras and wolves, to a whole range of reptiles, fish and birds, kids will really get a sense of what amazing species we share our planet with. 

Some of the exhibits at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are quite interactive too! If you visit My Big Backyard kids get to play on giant plants, and garden furniture, as well as feel the soft fur of a rabbit or a guinea pig. If you love birds, then head on over to the Budgie Buddies exhibit where you can walk among the Australia parakeets and other beautiful birds - they may even eat from your hand! 

A beautiful, animal experience with a breathtaking backdrop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a great family day out option in Denver. 

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How much does it cost?



$14.25 to $34.75



$10.25 to $29.75 (Ages 3 to 11)


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2 years.


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Additional Information

There are a number of picnic areas around the zoo - with the main one being near the Carousel if you want to bring your own lunch!

Any top tips?


Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, after all, it's a MOUNTAIN zoo!

I'm Hungry!


There are plenty of places to re-charge those batteries and fill those rumbling tummies! The Grizzly Grill has a carving station, pasta, burgers and pizza.

Healthy Eating If you are feeling a little healthy, the Grizzly Grill also serves wraps and salads.

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Where is it at?


Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, the zoo is situated just above The Broadmoor Hotel. From I-25, take exit 138 (Circle Drive), then head west to The Broadmoor Hotel. Turn right at the hotel, then follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Teachers corner


An amazing one-of-a-kind educational experience for students! From in-depth tours to zookeeper interviews, and zoo overnights to in-school programs, they have something to satisfy the learner in everyone! You'll have a ROARing time! There are other snacks and cafes also to enjoy.

Can I get one of those?


There are plenty of places to grab some unique gifts!

Need a little extra help?


The zoo abides by the ADA and wants to ensure every visitor has ab amazing time! Wheelchairs can be rented for $15.

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Baby Facilities

Strollers are available to rent for $10.

When can we go?

From 9am daily. Closing 6pm summer, 5pm all other months.

Open all year round. Some holidays have special hours.

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