Rides & Attractions

So Many Ways to Have Fun.

No visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is complete without including some of our featured rides and attractions. Kids will love My Big Backyard with its animal contact area, along with our restored carousel, and The Loft.

The entire family will enjoy soaring over the Zoo in an open-air, chairlift-style Sky Ride that offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains. And a drive up to the Will Rogers Shrine, an historic mountain landmark honoring the famed American humorist, is included in your day’s admission price to the Zoo.

Learn more about all the fun:


Circle through time on our 20 horse, 2 chariot restored historic carousel.

Mountaineer Sky Ride

See the Zoo from a new angle as your soar above it on our chair-lift style Sky Ride.

The Loft

What is it like to work with wildlife? Bring your curiosities and get hands-on with Zoo animals!

My Big Backyard

Enjoy hands-on contact with your favorite animals.

Budgie Buddie Feeding

Walk through our aviary surrounded by free-flight birds in Australia Walkabout.

Animal Encounters

Get closer to your favorite animals than you’ve ever dreamed (advanced reservations required).

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Visit this historic monument dedicated to the esteemed American humorist.