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How the Lottery System Works

Crews interested in a 12-day, 9-day, or 7-day trek slot should register for the Philmont Lottery, which occurs in December a year and a half before the summer for which the lottery is drawn. There are typically 35-40 slots available each day for 12-day, 9-day, or 7-day crews until mid-August.  12-day treks are available daily throughout the summer.  Generally, 9-day treks are available on Fridays and 7-day treks begin daily, excluding Fridays.  Cavalcades are limited to 27 crews on selected dates during the summer.

A small example of June 2022 is below: