They call the Wallowa Range the “Alps of Oregon”. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but I think they missed it. With autumn in full swing, I put together an ambitious loop in the Eagle Cap Wilderness to see as much of these mountains as my legs would allow in three nights. I saw a lot. Comparing the Wallowas to the Alps is a mistake. There are no Alps in Oregon. The Wallowas are Oregon mountains. They are stunning, and that’s good enough for me.
Trailhead: East Eagle Trailhead
Passes: Frazier Pass, “Granite Pass” (unnamed), Ivan Carper Pass, Glacier Pass, Polaris Pass, and Tenderfoot Pass
Trip odo: 74 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 15,300/15,300ft
For Days? Yes, 3.5 days
Wallowa Loop trip report
GPS data: LINK