Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo near Colorado Springs
Giraffes are among the 750 animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. | Photo by sfgamchick / flickr

Staff writer

The unique Cheyenne Mountain Zoo features many Western animals. such as mountain lions, grizzly bears, otters and moose.

The zoo houses more than 750 animals as well as a carousel and a chair lift, the Mountaineer Sky Ride, with beautiful views of the region.

At the giraffe enclosure, visitors can see members of the large herd face-to-face from an elevated platform.

Included in zoo admission is entrance to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, a 1930s stone tower in memory of the late humorist. At 8,136 feet, it provides dramatic views of Colorado Springs.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs CO 80906
(719) 475-9555