A national historic landmark built in 1918, Bear Mountain was the first naturalistic habitat of its kind in North America, based on giant plaster casts of rock outcroppings from an area near Morrison, Colorado. This concept was revolutionary in zoo design – people could see the animals at eye level in a natural habitat without apparent bars or fences. It’s currently home to grizzly bears, Asiatic black bears and coati.
Guests will also find Monkey Island and Sheep Mountain in this historic section of Denver Zoo. This area is a favorite for many children, with the Ox Cart, Pioneer Train, Conservation Carousel and Woodland Gardens.
Brown Bear Concession Stand is open seasonally and weather depending.