We'll (hopefully) be visiting the South Rim for the first time next weekend. On our arrival day (arriving from Sedona via Sunset Crater/Wupatki/Cameron Trading Post) we're planning on entering via the east entrance and visiting the view points along Desert View drive. On our full day at the South Rim, we plan to hike down Bright Angel trail to 1.5 mile rest house in the morning. In the afternoon, we'd like to explore the viewpoints along the road to Hermit's rest, using a combination of hiking along the rim trail between some of the viewpoints, and using the shuttle.
Which sections of the rim trail (between the village Hermits Rest) would be the most interesting to walk between? And are there any sections that are less interesting? And are there any sections of this part of the rim trail that are narrow with steep dropoffs (I have a fear of heights, so narrow w/ steep dropoffs can be a problem for me. If the trail has a dropoff but is wide, I can usually manage).