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.

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. (July and August – Last ride at 8:30 p.m., be in line by 8 p.m., 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?

Feed the giraffe herd.
– Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride, weather dependent. (Tickets available at Sky Ride booth.)
– Enjoy five local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo.
– Enjoy drinks (your entry includes two drink tickets), and cash bars are also available.
– Food available for purchase.
– Visit your favorite animals.
– Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
– Play cornhole and other party games.

Food & Beverages

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
    – Watermelon Soju (Vegan, Gluten Free) -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
    – Peach Bellini (Vegan, Gluten Free) – 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
  • Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers – 1 ticket or $5.00
    – Blackberry Mint Julep (Vegan, Gluten Free) – 1 ticket or $5.00

Selections at our Food Outlets (for purchase):

Menu choices for Tails & Tunes on Thursday, July 28, 2022!

Elson’s Place

  • Walking Dorito Nachos (Vegetarian) – $5.00
    – Doritos, Refried Beans, Cheese, Pickled Jalapeno, Cilantro Lime Crema
  • FlavorBlast Popcorn (Vegetarian, Gluten Free) – $3.00
    – Choose your Flavor – Chili Lemon, Pizza or Old Bay
    – Add Ranch Cup – $1.50


Grizzly Grill

  • Crab Rangoon – $3.00
    – Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Pork Belly Bao Bun – $5.00
    – 48 Hour Pork Belly, Sweet & Sour, Pickled Things, Fried Garlic, Cilantro
  • Bulgogi Beef Sliders – $5.00
    – Kimchi Slaw, Turano Bun
  • Seitan Fried Rice (Vegan, Gluten Free) – $5.00
  • Falafel Bites with Red Pepper Coulie Drizzle (Vegan) – $5.00
  • Raspberry Peach Mochi Ice Cream (Vegetarian) – $3.00
    – Japanese Rice Cake filled with Ice Cream


Pizza with a View

  • Farrancini (Vegetarian) – $5.00
    – Arrabbiata, Parmesan, Cured Egg Yolk, Basil
  • Italian Nachos – $5.00
    – Crispy Wonton, Alfredo, Mozzarella, Chorizo Salami, Pesto
  • Italian Gyro – $5.00
    – Meatballs, Charred Cucumber Raita, Arugula, Salsa di Pomodoro, Naan
  • Raspberry Sorbeto (Vegetarian, Gluten Free) – $3.00
    – Honey, Granola


Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.

  • BBQ Pork Bowl (Can be made Gluten Free) – $5.00
    – BBQ Beans, Succotash, Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, Cotija, Crispy Onion, Cilantro
  • Bison Reuben – $5.00
    – Bison Pastrami, Swiss, 1000 Island, Housemade Sauerkraut, Rye
  • Elotes (Gluten Free) – $3.00
  • Boiled Peanuts (Vegan) – $3.00
  • Wild Berry Trifle (Vegetarian) – $5.00
    – Mixed Berries, Yellow Cake, Granola


Check back for band listings closer to the event.

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.
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 Sponsor for this Event:

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