Welcome to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s only exciting zoo situated on a mountainside! Located just southwest of downtown Colorado Springs, this amazing zoo was opened in 1926 after a local man wanted a place to house his growing collection of exotic animals. Sitting on 140 acres (only 40 are currently in use) the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will immerse your group into exotic cultures and habitats while inspiring a new respect for wildlife preservation. The zoo holds over 750 animals that represent 150 species, 30 of them are currently endangered. Enjoy exploring the many different hands-on education opportunities and memorable experiences.
While here, your group can choose from several different zoo exploration tours based on popular topics that allow you to get up close and hands on, such as: Animal Adaptations, Habitats, Veterinary Science, African Animals, and Zoo History. Right now you can take fun pre-planned tours like the Animals in Autumn and Spooktacular Safari as well.
If you’d rather just enjoy the landscape and stroll around the exhibits yourself, be sure to stop by the African Rift Valley to see the youngest African lions Aslan and Elsa, born June 2015. You won’t regret this stop once you hear their baby roars! When you’ve seen everything your heart desires take it easy with an open-air chairlift Mountain Sky Ride, the 1937 historical carousel, the jam packed with fun gift shop, or the famous Grizzly Grill for some well deserved and delicious