We camped the second night at the South Rim Campground at BCGNP, and spent the third day of our trip exploring it.
There are parts of the canyon where sunlight simply cannot reach. Most of the canyon gets very little, due to the steepness of the canyon walls.
Due to the foliage, steepness, narrowness, and darkness of the canyon, I thought it was actually more pleasing than the Grand Canyon. Size isn’t everything.
From the cattle guard on the way in, it looked like the mountains were floating.