Ranch to Market Road 337
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||56.1 mi (90.3 km)|
|Existed:||1945 – present|
|West end:||SH 55 in Camp Wood|
|East end:||SH 16 in Medina|
Ranch to Market Road 337 or RM 337 is a Texas state road that runs from Camp Wood east to Medina. The route was designated in 1945 between Camp Wood and Leakey in Real County, but was gradually extended eastward over the years until in 1968 it stretched to RM 187 at Vanderpool in Bandera County. In 1976, an additional 9.7 miles (15.6 km) were added east from RM 187 to connect to SH 16 in Medina, bringing the road to its present form.
Passing through the canyonland of the Texas Hill Country northwest of San Antonio, RM 337 is renowned for its hairpin switchbacks and extreme natural beauty; it has been called one of the most scenic drives in Texas. Texas Monthly magazine named the road no. 18 on its list of "75 Things We Love About Texas" in its April 2006 issue.
Ranch to Market Road 337 was first designated on June 11, 1945, traveling from Camp Wood to Leakey. On December 1, 1957, it was extended 6.5 miles (10.5 km) eastward, and on September 27th of 1960, the route was extended another 3 miles (4.8 km) eastward. On November 1, 1968, the highway was extended eastward to an intersection with RM 187. On February 16, 1976, FM 1336 was added to the length of RM 337, adding 9.8 miles (15.8 km) to the route.
|Real||Camp Wood||0.000||0.000||SH 55||Western Terminus|
|Bandera||Vanderpool||36.517||58.768||RM 187||North end of RM 187 concurrency|
|37.716||60.698||RM 187||South end of RM 187 concurrency|
|Medina||56.101||90.286||SH 16||Eastern Terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Texas Department of Transportation (2012). Statewide Planning Map (Map). Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/travel/planning_map.htm. Retrieved January 22, 2013.