Rides & Attractions

So Many Ways to Have Fun.

On your visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo include some of our featured rides and attractions! Kids will love My Big Backyard with its animal contact area, along with riding 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

Soar over the Zoo in an open-air chairlift adventure that offers sweeping views of Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs.

The Loft

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

My Big Backyard

Interactive family learning located in the heart of the Zoo, providing kids of all ages creative, hands-on experiences.

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

Your admission for the day also includes access to this historic mountain landmark dedicated to the esteemed American humorist.