How Does the Lottery System Work

Crews interested in a 12-day or 7-day trek slot should register for the Philmont Lottery, which occurs in November a year and a half before the summer for which the lottery is drawn.

There are typically 40 slots each day for 12-day crews until mid-August. For most of the summer, there are 4 slots for 7-day crews arriving each Saturday and Sunday. However, there are 30 available slots for 7-day crews arriving August 10th – August 14th.