Ririe / Rigby
Ririe and Rigby are small cities with rich histories and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities nearby. Ririe’s namesake, David Ririe, was one of the city’s original homesteaders, a Utah resident who settled in the area in 1888. Ririe was formally established in 1914 when the railroad came to town.
Powder hounds will love the opportunities available just outside of the city. Get your skis ready and head to Kelly Canyon Ski Resort to enjoy some time out on the slopes. And the ski resort doesn’t just offer wintertime fun. Stop by in summer for mountain biking or run the trails.
Heise Hot Springs, outside of Ririe, boasts hot springs to soak in, summer swimming pools to enjoy, a campground, and even a zipline tour featuring 10 different ziplines. Golfers will love the 9-hole executive golf course with views of the Heise mountains.
Fishing aficionados will love the opportunities available nearby, and outfitters and guides are available in Ririe and Rigby.
Rigby is quite a bit larger than Ririe, and with nearly 4,000 residents, it serves as the Jefferson County seat. Founded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1884, it was formally incorporated in 1903. Its namesake is William F. Rigby, a prominent early settler and member of the LDS church.
Learn more about Rigby’s history at the Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum, which offers exhibitions delving into an earlier era. Explore early local photography, and the creations of local inventors like Philo T. Farnsworth, who invented the television. The museum also features local writers and a wide variety of artifacts.