When I was little, we visited Colorado Springs and went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. I don’t remember much about it except that it was a zoo on the side of a mountain. When we found out we were moving here, we knew we would go to it at least once and I kept saying “it’s on the mountain! Be prepared to walk!” We went on a windy day but it was nice because it wasn’t too hot. Hubs read somewhere that chillyish days were good for zoo trips because the animals move around move to keep warm. True to that anecdote, they were out and about so count that as win. The one thing I thought was weird was that kids under 2 aren’t free. Mac cost 75 cents. Not a deal breaker but come on, our tickets were pretty pricey as it was. Well, not pricey just mainland prices something we were not used to.
This zoo is huge compared to the zoo in Waikiki but that is to be expected since we’re not on a tiny island. The best part about the zoo is all the interactions they have. For a dollar, you can feed the giraffes, the wallabies were just wandering around and Blueberry got to pet one, and the petting zoo was top notch. We debated getting a pass and may still do it, according to all the signs it pays for itself in 3 trips! So we’ll see.
We ate lunch at the zoo and the best part about that was they had gluten free options! A local gluten free bakery provides buns and bread for the hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches and the fries are fried all alone. So great. I am always nervous about eating in public but I was thrilled to see options for me to eat too.
Have you ever been to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo? What’s your favorite animal?