Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. It is nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River in west central Idaho, approximately 150 highway miles north of Boise, and 120 highway miles south-southeast of Lewiston. The elevation of Riggins is 1,821 feet above sea level, and the population was 419 at the 2010 census. US-95, the only highway for the state connecting the Panhandle to the south, runs through Riggins as Main Street. Along this route, Riggins is the northwesternmost town in the Mountain time zone. The Pacific time zone begins just north of Riggins, upon crossing the Salmon River.
Riggins is located at 45°25′20″N 116°18′57″W (45.422125, -116.315848).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles, of which, 0.43 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water.
The Riggins Rodeo in early May can be viewed from the grandstands or from the hillside overlooking the arena.
Riggins is a hub for outdoor adventures in North Central Idaho. Rafting, kayaking, fishing, and hunting are available and campgrounds surround the area, allowing access to view the scenery and wildlife. Visitors can pan for gold in the river gravel, and guides and outfitters can provide assistance.
The Seven Devils Mountains and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area are just a few miles southwest of town.