Pony Rides

Giddyup to the Zoo.

Hey cowpokes! Hop up in the saddle and take Old Paint for a ride at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We have a mess of trusty steeds in all sizes and colors for the young'uns. Each pony and rider is individually led by a wrangler around a circular trail, nestled in Rocky Mountain Wild, just south of The Lodge at Moose Lake. It's an old west adventure they'll never forget.

Days & Times

March & April
Monday - Friday, closed.
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Open daily during Spring Break week (weather permitting).

May 1 - Friday before Memorial Day Weekend
Monday - Friday, closed.
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Summer Season, Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday) - Labor Day (Monday)
Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

September (after Labor Day)
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Fridays 10:00 a.m. - noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
New Daily Care and Meet & Greet Pony Walks, along with Pony Camps are available, please check at Pony Rides for details.

October, November & December
Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.- noon, and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (weather permitting)
Monday - Friday, closed.
Thanksgiving Week ~ November 24 - 28: Monday - Friday,  11 a.m.- noon, and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (weather permitting)

January & February - Rides are closed.

Questions or to verify: Please call 719-633-9925, ext. 0.


2 loops around $3
4 loops around $5 -or- buy a frequent rider card for $20—and get 5 rides instead of 4!

Note: Riders must be old enough to sit up in the saddle, although parents are permitted to walk along beside their cowpoke. And we'll ask that every rider wear a helmet, just for safety sake.

Have you seen our Pony Art?

Find out when Pony shows and talks happen!

Discover Pony Camp (ages 5 to 130 pounds)!

WANTED: Kid-safe ponies - view details.