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Co-owner of Bull Hill Guest Ranch with his brother Don, Pete Guglielmino comes from a long line of cattle ranchers—his great-grandfather founded the ranch in 1903. Pete certainly looks the part. Beneath a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, his brown eyes narrow to a squint over a push-broom mustache. And he plays the part on the 50,000-acre ranch, where he and his guests saddle up daily to wrangle cattle. A 2-mile long gravel path wends up the mountainside to Bull Hill Guest Ranch, deep in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. At the ranch, cowhands will help you to choose a steed to ride along the pine-fringed trails. The ranch keeps more than 70 breeds, ranging from sturdy quarter horses to lithe Arabians. After getting in touch with your inner John Wayne, you can hitch your horse near the ranch's spring-fed Ansaldo Lake. Although the ranch doesn't supply fishing tackle, you can use one of the ranch's rowboats as bait for whales or as a boat to fish for rainbow trout. Other activities run the gamut from trap shooting to wine tasting. Come sundown, campfire sites inspire late-night cookouts and ghost stories, and the onsite Cookhouse serves up home-cooked vittles. Back at the two-story ranch cabins, which bear names such as Rawhide and Ponderosa, the Wild West motif is more apparent than ever. Wood-burning stoves crackle amid natural wood walls and handmade log beds.