From Blowout Pass, start walking up Forest Road 700
. The 12,292' Sheep Mountain is directly above you here. You will climb around to the north slopes
of Sheep Mountain, then descend slightly to an 11,920’ saddle
between Sheep Mountain and Bennett Peak. There is a road junction
here. Take the left junction, and start climbing up Forest Road 850
as it heads up the gentle, grassy slopes of Bennett Peak. Continue up the road
as it first heads north, then turns west towards the summit. The road is fairly steep
in one section, but moderates as you approach the top. Make the final push to the broad summit, where you can enjoys the views. A large rock cairn
marks the true highpoint.
Hiking Distance: About 6 miles round trip from Blowout Pass.
Elevation Gain: About 1,600' from Blowout Pass.