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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 2.75 mi. w. of I-25 exit 138, then 2 mi. s.w. following signs to 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., claims the distinction of being America’s only mountain zoo and is situated 6,800 feet above sea level. The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit features grizzly bears, river otters, mountain lions and moose among many other animals. The African Rift Valley exhibit highlights the zoo’s noted giraffe herd. More than 750 animals, including many endangered species, are featured.

Guests can hand feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands-on with some of the zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft. The landscaped grounds also contain an antique carousel and a tot train as well as the Mountaineer Sky Ride, an open-air chairlift providing spectacular views of the Pikes Peak region. Guided tours and animal encounters also are available.

Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.

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