Magical Evenings on the Mountain

Join us for Tails & Tunes! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.)

Event Details

Advance tickets only. No tickets sales at the front gate.
Ticket purchase includes 2 drink tickets for use at any bar. Must be used the evening of the event. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Food will be available for purchase at our eateries.
Full Zoo experience.
Live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo.
Mountaineer Sky Ride tickets available at Sky Ride cashier booth (weather dependent). $4 for Zoo members, $5 for non-members. (September – Last ride at 8 p.m., be in line by 7:30 p.m.)
Once you enter the Zoo, you are welcome to stay as long as you like until the event ends.
Dress for a night of dancing, but remember you will walking up and down the hills of the Zoo!
Designate a driver, or better yet, don’t drive at all! Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Lyft or Uber.

Highlights of Tails & Tunes

What can you do at Tails & Tunes?

– Your ticket includes two drink tickets for use at any bar throughout the event. Cash bars are also available.
Feed the giraffe herd ($3 per lettuce bundle or $5 for two).
– Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride, weather dependent. ($4 for members, $5 for non-members. Tickets available at Sky Ride booth.)
– Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo.
– Small plates are available for purchase at our eateries.
– Visit your favorite animals.
– Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
– Play cornhole and other party games.

Food, Beverages & Tunes – for Sept. 29


Your ticket includes Tails & Tunes admission and two drink tickets.
Multiple Bar Locations (drink ticket redemption and for purchase.)


  • Grizzly Grill
    – Canned Beer, wine and seltzers – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Mixed drinks – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Passionfruit Paloma -1 ticket or $5.00
  • Lodge at Moose Lake
    – Beer and wine on tap – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Mixed drinks – 1 ticket or $5.00

LIMITED BARS – (Beer, Wine and Hard Seltzers)

  • Elson’s Place
    – Canned Beer, wine and seltzers – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Boozy Popsicles (Vegan, Gluten Free) – 1 ticket or $5.00
  • Pizza with a View
    – Endless Summer Sangria – 1 ticket or $5.00
  • Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Hibiscus Mojito – 1 ticket or $5.00


Small plates are available for purchase at our eateries – $5 each.
(Additional drinks are available at cash bars located throughout the Zoo.)

Elson’s Place

  • S’mores Pretzel
    – Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate, & Graham Cracker Crumble
  • Loaded Ice Cream Cones
    – Fruity Pebbles (Vegetarian), Cup o’ Dirt (Oreo Crumble & Gummie Bears), Honey Cinnamon (Vegetarian)

Specialty Cocktail

  • Boozy Popsicles

Grizzly Grill

  • Nashville Hot Bao Bun
    – Nashville Hot Chicken Thigh, Sweet & Spicy Pickle, Candied Fresno, Fried Garlic
  • Duck Poutine (Vegetarian Option, GF)
    – Duck Confit, Cheese Curds, Fries, Duck Gravy, Chives, Cured Egg Yolk
  • Blistered Shishito (Vegan Option, GF)
    – Pickled Fresno, Candied Bacon Crumble, Charred Corn, Fermented Honey, Fried Garlic, Chili Thread
  • Chili Relleno (Vegan, GF)
    – Poblano, Chorizo Seitan, Sofrito, Refried Beans, Avocado, Pepitas, Salsa Verde
  • Dessert (GF)
    – Blueberry Donuts, & Lemon Glaze

Specialty Cocktail

  • Key Lime Chilcano

Pizza with a View

  • Wild Mushroom Tartine (Vegetarian)
    – Red Chili Fontina, Pickled Shallot, Miso Cured Egg Yolk, Sourdough
  • Butter Chicken Gyro
    – White Rice, Fried Okra, Tomato Masala, Naan
  • Som Tum and Nuoc Cham (Vegan, GF)
    – Papaya Salad, Cucamelon, Chile, Tomato, Carrot, Cashew, Thai Basil, Cilantro, Yuzu Lime Nuoc Cham
  • Dessert (Vegan option)
    – Vanilla Sponge Cake, Mango Coconut Mousse

Specialty Cocktail

  • Strawberry Spritz
    – (Aperol, Strawberry, Sparkling Wine, Soda, Orange)

Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.

  • Kalua Pork Tacos (GF)
    – Pickled Red Onion, Cotija, Pineapple Pico de Gallo, Cilantro
  • Shrimp Ceviche (GF)
    – Leche de Tigre, Chiles, Avocado, Tortilla Chips
  • Southern Boiled Peanuts (Vegan, GF)
  • Dessert
    – Pineapple Cherry Crisp

Specialty Cocktail

  • Hibiscus Jalapeno Margarita
    – Pike’s Peak Hibiscus Lemonade, Milagro, Triple Sec, Jalapeno, Lime


Dance the night away to local musicians located throughout the Zoo.

Live Bands for – Thursday, September 29, 2022

– Brandon Henderson & Austin Johnson
– Red Moon Rounder
– Red Rocks Rebellion
– The Midnight Sun
– WireWood Station
– George Whitesell

Tickets & Cost

Refund Policy
  • No refunds available after two weeks prior to the event date.
    – No refunds for the July 28 event will be given after Thursday, July 14, 2022.
    – No refunds for the August 25 event will be given after Thursday, August 11, 2022.
    – No refunds for the September 29 event will be given after Thursday, September 15, 2022.
  • Tails & Tunes will take place, rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges for inclement weather.
Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event? We still need volunteers (age 21+) to help out throughout the evening on Thursday, September 29 from 4:30 – 9 p.m.

To sign up as a Tails & Tunes volunteer, please complete this Online Volunteer Form
– For questions, contact Amanda Ulrich, special events manager at [email protected].

Sponsorship Information

Interested in being a sponsor of Tails & Tunes? Please contact Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814 or [email protected].

Proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors for this Event:

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