Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39) Updates

Travelers on Road 39 should expect full 1 hour delays Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm due to construction between June 30 and October 15. Portions of the road may not be paved and will be loose gravel throughout the construction process. A detour route is available.

The detour route is 30 miles in length and is a well-maintained single-lane gravel road with pullouts. The route is suitable for vehicles with trailers; however it is not recommended for motor homes. If unsure of suitability, please contact the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546 or the Pine Field Office at 541-742-7511.

Map displaying the 39 road construction zone and the detour route.

Please click here for a printable version of this map that includes the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, the construction area on Forest Service Road (FSR) 39 road and the detour route on FSR 66.

Placing geogrid and backfill on the 39 road.

Placing geogrid and backfill on the 39 road.


Image of Wallowa Mountains from the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway near Virtue Flat; lush sagebrush

View of the Wallowa Mountains