Angels Landing Lottery Cheat Codes

Angels Landing Lottery Cheat Codes

Angels Landing is a must-do in Zion National Park. Yet, permits are difficult to get, with only 43% of lottery applicants being successful in 2022. Here is how to increase your chances of getting one.

Which lottery to enter?

There are two lotteries for Angels Landing: the advance lottery and the daily lottery. There is no limit to how many times you can enter either lottery, but it will cost you $6 per try.

Advance lotteries

There is one advance lottery by season. You must enter the lottery two to five months before your hiking date.

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Summer hikes lottery

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Fall hikes lottery

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Daily lotteries

If you can’t get a permit through the advance lottery, you still have the option to enter the last-minute daily lottery. It’s held the day before your hike between midnight and 3 PM MT.

Diagram showing 2 calendar days: "day before hike", and "day of hike". The "day before hike" day has a highlighted period labeled "lottery" between 12 AM and 3 PM. An arrow points to that period with the text "Enter the lottery the day before between 12 AM and 3 PM MT".

Today’s hike lottery

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Tomorrow’s hike lottery

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Tuesday’s hike lottery

When to go?

Best month

We only have data between April and September. But the odds of winning the lottery are usually better in July and August.

Success rate of the advance lottery in 2022: 43% in April, 62% in May, 31% in June, 69% in July, 87% in August, 38% in September. No data from January to March and October to December.Success rate of the daily lottery in 2022: 23% in April, 29% in May, 44% in June, 59% in July, 64% in August, 46% in September. No data from January to March and October to December.

Best day

Mid-week offers the best odds of success. The advance and daily lotteries have the lowest odds of success on Saturdays.

Success rate of the advance lottery in 2022: 51% on Sunday, 49% on Monday, 63% on Tuesday, 53% on Wednesday, 47% on Thursday, 41% on Friday, 38% on Saturday.Success rate of the daily lottery in 2022: 36% on Sunday, 40% on Monday, 45% on Tuesday, 52% on Wednesday, 43% on Thursday, 39% on Friday, 33% on Saturday.

What if I don’t win the lottery?

Enter the daily lottery

You can enter the daily lottery as many times as you want during the season.

Tag along a group with a permit

A permit is needed to hike between Scout Lookout and Angels Landing (the 1/2 mile section with chains). Therefore, you can hike to Scout Lookout and then tag along with a group with an extra spot on their permit.

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Here are the success rates for each date in 2022 (data for January to March and October to December is not available yet).

Success rate of the advance lottery per day between April and September 2022
Success rate of the advance lottery per day between April and September 2022

The data used in this article uses historical reservation data provided by Recreation.gov’s Recreation Information Database. Data is missing from January to March because the lottery system was not yet in place. Data is missing from October to December because data isn’t yet available past September 2022.