Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39) Updates

The majority of the construction on the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39) is complete. Only shoulder work remains. There are no more construction delays. Please continue to use caution around construction activities and enjoy the drive.

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