A View to Remember.
Enjoy taking a chairlift-style, open-air ride that provides spectacular views of the Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs and the Eastern Plains.
NOTE: Mountaineer Sky Ride is currently closed for maintenance. Watch these notices for further updates.
Sky Ride Hours:
May 1 – Labor Day: daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last ride at 4:30 p.m.)
September – April: weekends only, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last ride at 3:30 p.m.)
Open year-round. All hours are weather permitting.
General Sky Ride Information:
Experience the Zoo in a whole new way—from the air!
Soar over popular Zoo exhibits such as Rocky Mountain goats, My Big Backyard, Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild. At the top, disembark at the Mountaineer Summit, where you can:
- Relax on a bench and take in the breathtaking vistas.
- Enjoy the specially designed playground and climbing wall with the kids.
- Grab a snack or drink at Mountaineer Market (available seasonally).
- Seek shelter from the unpredictable Colorado weather in an authentic yurt.
The Mountaineer Sky Ride departs from Mountain Outfitters plaza (inside the Zoo in between the Giraffe Plaza and Rocky Cliffs), and takes you up to the Summit. Admission combinations are offered at the Zoo’s front entry gate, or, after you are inside the Zoo you can pay regular price at the Sky Ride ticket booth. (Access to the Zoo is not available from the Sky Ride overview.)
The ascent up the mountain takes approximately seven minutes.
Sky Ride Admission
Combo Package: Purchase your Sky Ride ticket at the same time as your Zoo admission and receive $1 off!
Adult (12+) $4
Child (3-11) $3
Regular Price: Purchase your Sky Ride ticket later in the day at the Sky Ride ticket booth for regular price.
Adult (12+) $5
Child (3-11) $4
The maximum capacity per chair is 4 people. Children 2 years of age and younger can ride on the lap of someone who is 12 years or older. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by another ride who is 12+ years of age.
Zoo Member Sky Ride Day Pass
Members – ride as many times as you like! The Mountaineer Sky Ride Day Pass is offered exclusively to members as a $35 add-on for any Zoo Membership and only includes rides on the Sky Ride during regular hours (see hours of operation above). The pass does not include after-hours events or members-only events. Only one Sky Ride Day Pass is permitted per membership. The Sky Ride Day Pass will expire on the same date as your membership. Click here and go to the Membership FAQs expandable for more details about the Sky Ride Day Pass.