Ripton is located in east-central Addison County, in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The highest point in the town is the 3,835-foot (1,169 m) summit of Bread Loaf Mountain. The mountain lends its name to the community of Bread Loaf and to the writers' conference that is held there every summer. Although the approach to Middlebury Gap begins in Ripton, the Gap's height-of-land is in neighboring Hancock.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Ripton has a total area of 49.8 square miles (129.1 km2), of which 49.7 square miles (128.7 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.34%, is water. Ripton is mountainous and largely populated by northern hardwood forest.
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