Phippsburg is a populated place located within the Phippsburg CDP, a Census Designated Place with a cluster of people living in the area. In turn, the Phippsburg CDP is located within Routt County. In the 2010 Census the population was 204 people. The elevation of Phippsburg is 7,438 feet (2,400 meters).
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Phippsburg is 20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, four miles south of Oak Creek and six miles north of Yampa on Colorado State Route 131, adjacent to beautiful Yampa River. The Union Pacific Railroad passes through Phippsburg.
Ample outdoor recreation in and around Phippsburg includes the warm weather activities of camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, with the always available creek for picnics or quiet time in a natural setting. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating in the town rink, and ice fishing in Stagecoach Lake, in nearby Stagecoach State Park. Year-round the Yampa River Valley provides a climate that natives live for and visitors flock to.
Schools in the South Routt School District NO. RE 3 serve the community and the southern portion of Routt County. Soroco Middle School and Soroco High School are in Oak Creek, while the elementary school, South Routt Elementary, is in Yampa, 10 miles south of the town of Oak Creek.