October 2022 by Ayden Myers
Great zoo! I went here yesterday, and the zoo was huge. First of all, the scenery was amazing, with great views of the mountain. And second. There was many animals, and I was very satisfied. A few of the exhibits also allowed you to feed the animals, and pet them. Overall, great experience for those who love animals or anyone wanting to have fun.
August 2022 by Tj Mansfield
June 16, 2022. Hands down the best zoo we've ever been too. Awesome animal encounters, the best exhibits period, and it's not a small zoo by any means. Lots of beautiful views of Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountains. An absolute must visit if you're in the area. We will go back next time we ate in the area.
August 2022 by Adam Voight
Believe the hype! This is probably one of the best and well-thought-out zoos we have ever been to. Each exhibit is truly unique and you really don't feel bad for any of the animals. They seemed to be well taken care of and overall content with the zoo life. Some of the animals like the baby kangaroos and peacocks were just out and about. Our kid had a blast with them. After coming here, we didn't even bother with the Denver Zoo. The gift shop selections could've been a bit better, but I'm not going to take points off for that. Bring a solid pair of walking shoes, as this park is in the side of a mountain and you'll have some decent elevation changes to take on. I also suggest looking into pre-purchasing tickets (like most parks in Colorado) to help with parking.
August 2022 by Cristhian C
Amazing zoo experience. Just WOW to the people that trained the Grizzly bears. They are so trained and is so fun to watch. I felt like a kid watching that. Besides that organization in the zoo is perfect. The water fans are amazing for this summer season. The feeding experiences are with it. Highly recommend
July 2022 by Brooke Talbot
I love this zoo for so many reasons. Start with feeding the giraffes, it’s such an amazing experience and one you’ll want to repeat often. The views are spectacular and the exhibits are unique and so many are built into the mountain side. I love taking people here!
July 2022 by Toni Lux
I had a wonderful time and the staff and volunteers were absolutely amazing! If you happen to get a chance definitely feed the giraffes “don’t forget about the little guys” they are absolutely adorable. I also appreciated the help with #2022williesadventures where the staff hid him for a game I played with my grandchildren. Missed seeing some of the animals…they didn’t want company that early in the morning. Enjoy!!
July 2022 by Carol McLane
Breathtaking views and the exhibits were very clean animals were beautiful and the staff very knowledgeable ??????????????
June 2022 by Eden Foster
This is an amazing zoo! When you first walk in you have the option to feed the giraffes. The way they have the fencing you can pet them and see them even if you don't want to feed them. Most of the animals you could see really well. They had several encounters where you could feed them my girls fed the rhino and my sister fed the elephant. We also rode the lift that goes above the zoo it's a beautiful view, and you can see animals along the way. I highly recommend going to this zoo I've been to many and this is one of the best!! Go early as there is lots of walking and that will ensure you get to see everything before close.
June 2022 by Sheraz Ahmed (Your Sir Jee)
It’s a wonderful and different experience to visit this zoo because we could see the nature by different way including the surrounding scenes from the peak, kids could enjoy by touching and feeling the s animals even some birds we could see in their big rooms. Sky Ride was a different experience with all these attractions. This was a fun for all ages. At least 3-4 hours of time then we could enjoy more.Please do visit here too if you are planning to visit this city. It’s not expensive and the Sky Ride ticket is just dollar 5 for round trip for adults.
June 2022 by Terri A
Best zoo I've ever been to! The animal enclosures are large with shade and running water. You get to interact with the animals not just stare at them from a distance. Feeding the giraffes was amazing! My kids were excited to stand right next to penguins, wallaby and feed tropical birds. The best part is that the zoo has a timed entry which really helps control the crowd size, we went on Memorial weekend and had zero lines.
June 2022 by Brandy Mitchell
Good Zoo. Lots of up hill walking so wear good shoes. It’s windy on the mountain so a jacket might be good to. There is coffee at the Cozy Goat. The “Loft” has reptiles, I thought it was a restaurant from the outside. There is a lot to see but can be done in a few hours. Look at the website for scheduled feedings and animal encounters before you go. Like wolf feeding at 11:00 penguin feeding at 3:15.The morning is less crowded. There is is another attraction to see while you are at the Zoo! The Shrine of the Sun is located above the Zoo, your Zoo ticket includes admission to the Shrine of the Sun. Shrine closes at 4pm so you will want to make sure you leave time for this. Or go before you go into the Zoo. There is a drive up gate to the left of the main Zoo entrance and you drive to the little shack and show your Zoo ticket. Then you can drive up to the Shrine through the Zoo. This is the only way to get there. The Zoo doesn’t advertise this at all. Also your Zoo ticket is good for 2 weeks for the Shrine. If you have 4 people in the car you need to show 4 Zoo tickets, and i believe if you are a member of the zoo your annual pass works for the Shrine too.
May 2022 by Becca Edwards
Not our first time and won't be our last!! We absolutely love this zoo! We come down from Denver to get some face time with giraffes and all the other wonderful animals they have here. As far as zoos go, this one is 10 out of 10!! It is built into the side of a mountain, so as you see more and more animals you get better and better views of the surrounding area!! Come see for yourself, you will not be disappointed!!!
April 2022 by Harvey Flowers
This is one of the best zoos I’ve ever been to and I consider myself a zoo enthusiast as I usually take a day to visit the zoo anywhere I go. This zoo is a special place nestled into the mountains it’s one of the highest zoos in the world and you can hand feed one of the largest beards of giraffe in North America. You can even take a ski lift up the mountain to whiteness an amazing view and glide over the top of some exhibits for a unique view into the enclosures. I just absolutely loved it and would highly recommend anyone come visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
April 2022 by Melissa Bettencourt
This zoo is so good! If you're local I would definitely recommend a membership as it's a much better deal. We come every couple weeks and the kids are never bored. It's a bit of a hike in places so wear comfy shoes and I always bring my stroller for the younger kids and to pile our stuff on. Feeding the giraffes is always a highlight. Parking is free and they have a few options for eating but we always pack a lunch. Will definitely be returning often!
April 2022 by Dana H
The thing that sets the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo apart from other zoos is the number of ways you can get up close and interact with the animals. Most animals have feeding experiences (giraffes, tigers, elephants, goats, chickens, birds) that are reasonably priced compared to similar experiences at other zoos. There are also multiple ways to interact with the environment as you make your way around (two interactive plays areas, beavers dens, caves, large sculptures to climb). It felt like equal parts modern art gallery and zoo in places and made for a great immersive experience. Many of the animals were active while we were there and staff went out of their way to interact with guests and answer questions about the animals.The only underwhelming exhibit, IMO, was the reptile and bird house. It had more of a pet store vibe looking at the snakes. For how well designed the rest of the exhibits are, I felt like they could do more in there.If you want to buy food they offer a decent selection of standard zoo food (burgers, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream), although prepare to pay zoo prices. I appreciated that they sold specialty coffee drinks at the Cozy Goat that were decent. We went at lunch time, and while it was hectic and busy, the line moved quickly.Be prepared to walk! Lots of incline walking because the zoo is in the side of the mountain. I loved the unique views this provided and the extra exercise, but for those not able to walk far, they offer a shuttle around for $3/day.The ski lift wasn't operating when we went, but looks fun! There's also a carousel to ride for a fee.