Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39) Updates

2015 Construction Schedule:

  • Southern 13 miles closed and gated until June 15.
  • June 15 – June 30: Southern 13 miles closed and gated Tuesday at 8 am thru Thursday at 5pm.
  • July 1 – October 15: Open everyday but travelers can expect up to 1 hour delays and a flagger / pilot car.

5/29/2015 Detour Route Update: Forest Service Road (FSR) 66 is not passable at this time.  There are numerous drifts between Fish Lake and Twin Lakes that are around 4 feet in depth. 

5/11/2015 News Release: Cattle Guard Installation on 39 Road

5/6/2015 Update: Forest Service Road (FSR) 39 is free and clear of snow and ice. The southern 18 miles, from Hwy 86 north to the junction of FSR 66, will remain closed and gated until June 15 due to construction. Visitors from Joseph can travel south on FSR 39 to the junction of FSR 66. FSR 66 is free of snow and ice from the junction with FSR 39 to Twin Lakes. At Twin Lakes there is heavy snow on the roadway. The roads have not been maintained so please use caution. Rocks are present in the roadway.

4/17/2015 Update: Snow, ice block Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39)

4/8/2015 Update: Construction Continues on Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (Forest Service Road 39)

 

Map displaying the 39 road constuction 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.

 

12/5/2015 Update: The Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (FSR 39) is currently open to snowmobile traffic as a designated snowmobile route.

11/5/2014 Update: Forest Service Road 66 near Fish Lake has 3" of snow and is no longer recommended as a detour route for the 39 rd construction project.

9/30/2014 Update

9/12/2014 Update

8/26/2014 Update

7/17/2014 Update

6/23/2014 Update

6/19/2014 Update

6/11/2014 Update

5/22/2014 Update

5/01/2014 Update

4/15/2014 Maps and 2014 Construction Schedule

4/11/2014 Update

12/20/2013 Update

12/13/2013 Update

11/27/2013 Update

11/15/2013 Update

11/08/2013 Update

10/28/2013 Press Release


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