Need To Know Info

Today’s Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Zoo is open for advance reservations. All members and non-members must reserve tickets in advance.
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last car up at 3 p.m.)
Mountaineer Sky Ride : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – weekends only (last ride at 3:30 p.m.)

Exceptions to Normal Hours

– The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. in preparation for Boo at the Zoo on October 17-18, 23-24, 30-31 & Nov. 1.
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun will close at 12:00 p.m. (last car up at 11 a.m.), for Boo at the Zoo on October 17-18, 23-24, 30-31 & Nov. 1.
– Please visit our Alerts & Special Notices page for details and future updates.

Zoo Address

Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above (to the west) of The Broadmoor.

Driving directions to the Zoo from I-25

  • Take exit 138 (Circle Drive).
  • Go west on Lake Avenue, toward The Broadmoor.
  • Turn right at the hotel roundabout; follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Daily Schedules (weather permitting)

Animal Demonstrations

Today's Special Events


At America's mountain Zoo, connect with animals from all over the world, closer than you ever have before. Hand-feed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's magnificent giraffe herd, which is one of the largest at any zoo in the U.S. Be sure to visit Rocky Mountain Wild, featuring animals native to our climate, where you can watch mountain lions overhead or grizzly bears swimming. For the forth consecutive year, we've been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. And don't miss the brand-new Water's Edge: Africa, with up-close views that you've never seen before of our Nile hippos, African penguins and others.

Custom Animal Experiences

Experience the Zoo in a whole new way, by booking a custom animal experience. Go behind the scenes with our keepers to learn about each animal's unique personality. See an animal in a personal setting, and maybe even get the chance to feed one.

Zoo Guest Reviews