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Coos Canyon

Route 17, Rangeley, ME
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Rangeley
Type: Canyons
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If the water's flowing high enough (but not too swift) dare to take a jump off one of the many rock faces into the water- I did! If you're feeling lucky try searching for gold. Great place to stop and just walk around too.

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Fort Worth, TX
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186 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We drove up here with the intention of panning in the river for gold. Stopping in shops, etc. along the way locals warned us that most of the areas where you can still find gold have been closed off. So instead of getting into the cold water and panning for hours for most likely nothing, we wimped out and went... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I went here specifically for the gold-panning, as part of a little geology-themed drive up and down New England. The views were nice and the people were (mostly) friendly, but... Well, here's the dirty secret about gold-panning: It's boring. It's super, super boring. There weren't a lot of people around when we visited, which meant that, after... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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181 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You can't help but drive by Coos Canyon and it's worth the stop to get out and stretch your legs. The scenery is neat as you can see by the photos. The park is small, I can't imagine it taking more than 15-20 minutes to walk all around it.

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Brunswick, Maine, United States
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The falls were great even though the water was a little low from lack of rain. There was an outhouse which was locked up and then a public privy and when went in there it was so disgusting in the smell it was not usable. Unfortunately there are no other public restrooms for miles and miles.

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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Side of the road attraction with dirt parking. Outhouse style facilities. Very pretty waterfalls over large boulders with colored trees surrounding. Gift shop across the street.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Interesting river with small falls and wading pools. The surrounding area is nice. But not good spot for small kids (slippery) and there is a trash and cigarette butts all over. Oh well.

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USVI
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Coos Caynon is about 35 minute drive outside of Rangeley on Rt 17. You can't miss the place. It is on the right driving southbound. My son and I visited Coos to do some panning for gold. Not knowing what we were doing, we took a short 20 minute class to learn the technique of panning. From there, we were... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a very scenic area with waterfalls and very interesting rock formations. Worth stopping for!

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Greene, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We often trailer up to Coos Canyon for our yearly snowmobiling adventures when it's not viable to go sledding to the South. You have to go early to have room for the truck and trailer, but you can head off in different directions once unloaded.Convenient restroom facilities is an added bonus.

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