Battle Creek flows through a narrow, extremely meandering 200 foot deep canyon. The canyon consists of nearly continuous vertical walls of rhyolite which are about 1/8 mile apart. Over the next 20 miles the canyon will widen to no more than 3/8 miles across and deepen to as much as 500 feet. Tucked between the cliffs and stream channel is a lush riparian area of willow, chokecherry, dogwood, alder, rose, currant, sedges and greases. Battle Creek is floatable for experienced boaters and also provides a beautiful hike for those floating the Owyhee River.