Riddle, Idaho

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Riddle, Idaho
Unincorporated community
Riddle, Idaho is located in Idaho
Riddle, Idaho
Riddle, Idaho
Location within the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 42°11′13″N 116°06′37″W / 42.18694°N 116.11028°W / 42.18694; -116.11028Coordinates: 42°11′13″N 116°06′37″W / 42.18694°N 116.11028°W / 42.18694; -116.11028
Country United States
State Idaho
County Owyhee
Elevation 5,367 ft (1,636 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 83604
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 398043

Riddle is an unincorporated community in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho, in Owyhee County. Located on SH-51, it is 13 miles (21 km) north of the border with Nevada and 79 miles (127 km) south of Mountain Home. The community lies at the north edge of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

In 2000, the average median household income for the ZIP Code Tabulation Area that includes Grasmere and Riddle was $30,921.[1] Riddle's elevation is 5,367 feet (1,636 m) above sea level.[2]

In Riddle there is a general store with a gas station that is run by the Riddle Ranch. The main buildings of the Riddle Ranch can be seen across the meadows to the west and north. SH-51 runs right through the middle of Riddle Ranch. At certain times travelers down SH-51 may have to stop and wait for a few minutes while Riddle Ranch buckaroos on horseback cross the highway with hundreds of cattle.

Riddle was the fictional location for the beginning and end of the film "Vanishing Point" (1997 remake).


  1. ^ "Fact sheet: Zip Code Tabulation Area 83604". 2000 Census. United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior. 1979. Retrieved 2007-04-21.