A small group of buildings and a wooden sign along CO 69 mark Hillside, a 9-acre historic town that once served as a community hub for the Wet Mountain Valley.
Hillside’s famous post office resembles a small house from a century back, with a front porch, white siding and green trim. Not only does it send and receive mail, it’s also a meeting place for ranchers to catch up over a cup of coffee.
A black willow tree grove rumored to be the oldest in the state shades the post office and nearby Hillside Hall, once the most hopping dance hall in the valley—and a now a refurbished venue for both private and public events. Hillside Hall was home for the Grange, an agricultural association popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Hillside now offers four beautifully renovated cabins for vacation rentals, along with Hillside Hall, to host and house private and community events.