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Coos Canyon

Route 17, Rangeley, ME
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Lots of Water!

We stopped here as we were working our way around Western Maine viewing the various waterfalls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SeniorTravelME
,
Augusta, Maine
Worth the trip of trying to find it!

Stunning views of the canyon! I can't believe we found it - I thought for sure we were lost - but... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Kathleen S
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gold panning” (5 reviews)
“pan for gold” (5 reviews)
“swift river” (4 reviews)
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Route 17, Rangeley, ME
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here as we were working our way around Western Maine viewing the various waterfalls. There was plenty of water after all the rain we've been having. Picnic tables are available if you want to sit and watch the water as it cascades.

1  Thank SeniorTravelME
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stunning views of the canyon! I can't believe we found it - I thought for sure we were lost - but around a couple of bends and lo and behold there it was!

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped here on a whim and were glad we did. It was a perfect stop on our drive from the Portland area to Rangeley. Gorgeous setting, cool rock formations, and fun climbing around. We would recommend it!

Thank TarainMaine
Reviewed 31 August 2016

we drove the whole way on rte 17 in search of moose. stopped across the street at the store & looked back across to C the canyon. snapped pics. Off we went in search of moose. did find 1 back up the road near the...More

Thank stephanieanne2016
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been going to the Rangely area for over 25 years and never knew about Coos Canyon.I wish someone had told us as it is a beautiful setting and also a great place to have a picnic and fun with the family. There are...More

Thank Peggie D
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Yup,, it's kinda sad to see what used to be a quiet family spot go downhill. There were broken glass beer bottles in the path and rivers edge as well as a multitude of cigarette butts.. A person had relieved him/herself next to our campsite...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We came here with the thought of the kids trying to pan for gold. We had brought gold pans that we already had. After getting a quick tutorial at the local shop, we set out to look for gold. We spent about a half hour...More

Thank SchmittyB155
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a great place to spend an hour or a day. It's not the Grand Canyon but it is a special little gem in western Maine. Take a minute to look around at the geological formations that created this place. Granite polished smooth by...More

1  Thank kevin w
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is a nice attraction for sightseeing, a picnic, or to bask in the sun and spray at the falls. The falls are in a deep gorge with dramatic rock formations carved by the rushing water. There's plenty of picnic areas and rest room facilities....More

Thank John R
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We vacation in Rangeley and were looking for something different and unique. We heard about panning for gold in Coos so we decided to check it out. Very cool and unique gorge. Our issue was, there really wasn't many signs explaining where you could go...More

Thank Eagle-Eye24
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